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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:

BNITM – Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Research into tropical illnesses, diagnosis and treatment of patients affected, and further training for doctors 

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

DRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin
Research into the underlying mechanisms of rheumatic diseases and development of novel therapies

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 Center for Medicine and Biosciences
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 

IFW – Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Research into functional materials (superconductors, magnetic materials, coating systems and nanostructures, crystalline and amorphous materials)

IPF – Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
Holistic approach to research on the synthesis and modification of polymer materials 

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

LIKAT – Leibniz Institute for Catalysis
Research and development of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, and of catalytic processes and technologies 

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

ZMT Bremen - Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
Interdisciplinary research concerning the structure and functioning of tropical coastal ecosystems and their response to human impacts and natural changes