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Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association comprises 88 research institutes conducting research into a variety of disciplines, from the humanities and social sciences to life sciences and engineering.

In 2004, the first institutes in Section C (Life Sciences) decided to collaborate with Ascenion. These were joined in 2011 by the first institutes in Section E (Environmental Research). Today Ascenion cooperates with these institutes:

ATB – Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy
Development and integration of new technologies and management strategies for a knowledge-based, site-specific production of biomass, and its use for food, as raw materials and fuels - from basic research to application



DIfE – German Institute of Human Nutrition
Research into the relation between nutrition and health from underlying molecular studies to clinical applications

DPZ – German Primate Centre
Biological and biomedical research with and on primates, as well as services for other research institutes

FLI – Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute
Research into the molecular mechanisms of age-associated diseases and of the process of aging

FZB – Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Lung Center
Health and biomedical research in pneumology, with a particular focus on infection biology, allergy, tumour biology and chronic inflammation

HKI – Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knoell-Institute
Identification and investigation of natural products produced by microorganisms, for example for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics

HPI – Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
Research into the biology of human viruses, the pathogenesis of viral diseases, and the immune responses to them 

IPK –Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Research in the field of plant genetics and crop plant research; major areas of application include farming, plant breeding, food and feed technology, as well as the use of renewable raw materials

LIN – Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Basic research into the mechanisms of learning and memory