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Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG) focuses on research for

  • the sustainable production of food, biological energy carriers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and materials based on plant and microbial processes or principles
  • the sustainable use of the natural resources soil and water, and
  • the analysis and optimization of matter cycles and energy use.

This cross-process approach is a promising solution for long-term relief of the central problems associated with today's fossil-resource-based economy.

The starting point for future developments is interdisciplinary research on biological systems and biogeosystems in science and engineering. To this end, Forschungszentrum Jülich consolidates its expertise in biotechnology, plant sciences, and agrosphere research. IBG's characteristic interdisciplinary expertise, as well as the technology platforms installed for large-scale research (e.g. "omics" platforms, Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre, TERENO) permit the investigation of complex and long-term topics concerning the sustainable bioeconomy and climate and research protection.

IBG constitutes the core activity of Forschungszentrum Jülich as a contribution to the BioEconomy Science Centre along with RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, and the University of Düsseldorf.

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Jan Vanderborght (IBG-3)







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