For those interested in research, Leipzig offers many promising possibilities. Our research facilities offer an ideal work environment for beginning and experienced researchers alike. Whether photovoltaics, holographics, heart catheters, stem cells or biomass - all of these are being researched, developed and produced in Leipzig. And - as you would expect from a city with a long tradition in trade - in Leipzig, transfer and exchange are well-supported. Development is driven by cooperation between research facilities, universities, business and the city. Economics meets Science meets Economics - that's the way it works in Leipzig.
BIO CITY LEIPZIG
The BIO CITY LEIPZIG is located at the city's Old Trade Fair Grounds. Here, young companies from the areas of biotechnology, biomedicine and health management are hard at work addressing the current issues in those respective fields. A joint project of Leipzig industry and science, quick product development times - from the concept phase to market-ready application - have made this into a bustling centre of bioscience in Germany.
Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Leipzig University (BBZ)
The centre was established with the aim of developing new technologies in the areas of molecular biotechnology, cellular biotechnology and regenerative medicine. In these fields of research, the goal is to detect diseases early, identify their molecular origins, and to facilitate individualized therapy.
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology
The human body is a factory, comprised of cells. How to identify, repair and exchange defective cells and organs is the goal of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology. The institute contains molecular and cell biology laboratories, with state-of-the-art imaging technology and facilities for developing and testing cell therapies.
Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe (MOEZ)
How do we strike a balance between competitiveness and sustainability in our globalised world? How does the interplay between economics, science, politics and society function under globalisation? In light of the fundamental changes taking place in the world today, researchers at the Frauenhofer MOEZ seek answers and provide advice in the areas of economics, politics and science.
German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ)
How can we generate energy from sugar beets, liquid manure, bio-waste and other organic waste? And, generate it in a way that is simple, safe, environmentally friendly and also makes economic sense? The scientists at DBFZ are looking for answers to questions such as these. Their research centres on future energy sources, as they seek to play a role in the transition to new energies, and help to reduce the dangers inherent in climate change.
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research
What grows in the meadows these days? What no longer grows there? Biological diversity is a complex thing – it can only be protected by people who recognize and understand it. And this is exactly what the universities in Leipzig, Jena and Halle are doing; their research contributes to the conservation and rational use of our existing ecosystems. Speaking of meadows: the Centre uses the ones in the Saaleaue region for its experiments.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
At the UFZ, researchers study the effects of global change on the complex interaction between humans and the environment. Environmental researchers develop procedures and concepts designed to help secure basic natural resources for us and for our children. Core themes include land use, biodiversity, bioenergy, chemicals in the environment, health, water and soil.
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)
Spaces are constantly in motion - their development in Europe is the subject of in-depth investigation at Germany's only non-university research centre for geography. The most significant research results have produced atlases with outstanding images, which can be found, among other publications, in the "National Atlas of the Federal Republic of Germany".
Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification (IOM)
How can surfaces be made smooth, and how can nanostructures or membranes be produced? These surfaces need to be dirt-repellent, scratch-resistant and biocompatible. At IOM, ion, electron and laser beams or plasmas are utilized for targeted surface modification. The scientists research and develop new materials and innovative procedures, designed for practical application.
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
African desert dust discovered in Leipzig? It has been documented in aerosols, the smallest airborne particles. Aerosols and clouds play a major role in the Human-Environment-Climate system, and have an effect on our health. They are the subject of research at TROPOS - the only institute of its kind in the world. In their own cloud laboratory, researchers have been able to create the first artificial cloud.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA)
How much DNA from our Neanderthal ancestors can still be found in the genes of today's humans? Scientists at EVA are interested in learning more about the emergence and genetics of the human species. They analyse genes, cultures, language and cognitive abilities of modern humans and compare them with those of apes and Neanderthals.
The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CBS)
How can we detect dyslexia earlier? How do we understand and share the emotions and intents of those around us? How does our brain stay healthy? The researchers at MPI CBS have dedicated themselves to answering these and many other questions. They examine the cognitive abilities and brain processes in humans, especially the neuronal basis of higher brain functions, such as speech, emotions and social behaviour.
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
We'd be nowhere without maths? That's right! There would be no encryption, no image-processing procedures and no transportation schedules without mathematics. Mathematical models and methods pervade every area of modern life, whether in society, politics, economics or biology. Research at the institute focuses on the interaction between math and the natural sciences.
Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig (SAW)
Over twenty long-term research projects in the areas of Humanities, Natural Sciences and Technological Sciences are being conducted at the academy. As a learned society with a long-standing tradition, the academy brings together outstanding scientists. Through conferences and events, the academy provides a discussion forum for current events and a starting point for stimulating debates.
Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM) at the University of Leipzig
The restoration of cells, tissue and organs - this is the goal of regenerative medicine. For this, the body's methods of healing itself are utilized, and biological replacements are created. One example: stem cells are already being implemented in the treatment of leukaemia. In this dynamic field, the TRM in Leipzig has established itself as one of the nation's leading research centres.