The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben is a research centre covering a broad range of topics in plant science. Plants, and especially crop plants, are the major source for human and animal diets. They also become the basis for raw materials and renewable energy and are an integral part of the environment having as well a large impact on climate. Identifying the genetic, biochemical and physiological principles of plant development, performance and adaptation will be essential to meet demands arising from a rapidly growing world population, dwindling natural resources and climate change. These central goals will also essentially contribute to the development of a plant-based bioeconomy.


Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung
OT Gatersleben Corrensstraße 3
06466 Stadt Seeland
T +49 39 482 / 5 - 0

Managing Director:
Prof. Nicolaus von Wirén

Administrative Director:
Dr Ingmar Schmidt

Christian Schafmeister