Researchers, Research Groups and Institutes

Plant Biotech Chair: Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski, Freiburg
The researcher has developed the moss Physcomitrella patens from scratch to a flagship model organism. In basic research its members analyse gene functions, proteins, regulatory networks and evolutionary developmental biology. In applied biotechnology research it creates biopharmaceuticals against human diseases made from moss plants.

TREASURE WATER Consortium, Freiburg
Our consortium of 14 institutions from four EU and two partner countries collaborate in order to find answers to the question what various nations can do to manage shared natural resources sustainably. Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Monitoring and Research in South Ecuador (MRp|SE), Marburg
The German-Ecuadorian joint venture between more than 80 scientists analyses the impacts of global change on processes, functions and services of three megadiverse and sensitive ecosystems in Ecuador. The researchers who are funded by the German Research Foundation DFG and the Ecuadorian partner SENESCYT also invent a novel biological system to monitor ecosystem functions in the sense of an early warning system.

EU Research Consortium MOSSclone, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The researchers and small enterprises from the MOSSclone Research Consortium invent and test a novel technology to monitor air quality using mosses. The FP7 project is located within the Eco-Innovation! line and was provided with 3.5 Million Euros.

DFG Research Group 816 (RU), Marburg, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of researchers funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG): The more than 100 scientists analyze one of the most diverse forest ecosystems in the world and work to find sustainable uses to halt overexploitation. 

Phycology & applied ecology: Professor Dr. Ulf Karsten, Rostock, Germany
The researcher analyses the strategies of algae and cyanobacteria who adapted to extreme habitats. He elicits this from organisms living in harsh places such as the Arctic or the unstable Mangoves. 

Mycorrhiza Researcher: Dr. Ingrid Kottke, apl. Professorin i. R., Tübingen, Germany
The biologist analyses symbioses between fungi and orchids and between other plants and mycorrhizas.

Institute for African Studies (IAS), Bayreuth, Germany
In IAS about 100 people from sciences and humanities do research in and about Africa

DFG Research Unit FOR 402, Bayreuth, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of scientists analyses how the biodiverse tropical mountain rainforests of Ecuador are functioning as an ecosystem

Collabroative research Center SFB-FK 560, Bayreuth, Germany
"Lokales Handeln in Afrika im Kontext globaler Einflüsse"; funded by the DFG

Several scientists and researchers who asked me not to mention their names here.

Scientific Societies And Associations

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Paris, France
international, world umbrella organisation of bioscience societies.

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG), Berlin, Germany
Scientific Association for plant scientists; unites about 900 researchers such as molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists, and researchers analyzing biodiversity, ecosystems and evolution.

Society of Biological Systematics (Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik,GfBS), Berlin, Germany
The Society unites about 500 members who are interested in the biodiversity and variety of living and fossil organisms – ranging from scientists to enthusiastic naturalists – and all who are engaged in organismal biology,  taxonomy and phylogenetic systematic.

Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology
Brings together plant scientists who work on the molecular level and on plant physiology in the genomic age

Section Phycology, Rostock, Germany
The group supports research on algae and unites the phycologists of the German speaking regions.

Deutsches Nationalkomitee (DNK) Biologie, Berlin
The German National Committee of Biology (DNK) is a scientific non-profit and non-governmental organization which represents 42 scientific societies and speaks for German biologists on an international level.

Media Agency

Spreads information on biotechnology and life sciences

International Collaborations And Congresses

Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL), Bayreuth & Dar es Salaam
The TGCL offers aspiring lawyers and law students from the Partner States of the East African Community a structured LLM and PhD study program. The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Foreign Office within the program “Aktion Afrika”.

International Workshop: Mycorrhizas in Tropical Forests, Loja, Ecuador
Meeting of mycorrhiza scientists who study the symbiosis between fungi and plants


CeNano GmbH und CoKG, Dorfen, Germany
The company develops, produces, and markets ceramic coatings and nanotechnology sealants

Services Rendered

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