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Ina Volkhardt
Leibniz-ScienceCampus Plant-based Bioeconomy
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 55 22 - 682

Plant-based Bioeconomy

Leibniz ScienceCampus Halle

The world population will increase to more than 9 billion by 2050. At the same time, the available agricultural area will decrease rapidly. Fossil fuels such as mineral oils, which are used to produce a wealth of raw materials, will be exhausted in the foreseeable future. Humanity faces a paradigm shift in its relationship with the natural world.

Innovative processes have to make use of existing biological resources more efficiently than in the past. Bioeconomy can significantly contribute to meeting these challenges. The focus here is on the sustainable economic use of plants, animals and micro-organisms. Plants stand at the centre of bioeconomy. With their help, the scientists of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Halle want to find new ways of using renewable, plant-based raw materials to create foodstuffs, animal feed, medicines and high-quality flavourings and fibres.

Alongside the research into plants, the scientists also focus on generating social and economic benefits from their findings. The Leibniz ScienceCampus therefore unites leading experts in the field of plant science and the agricultural, economic and social sciences in order to meet the major challenges of our time.


Dr. Anne-Laure Tissier
Leibniz-ScienceCampus Plant-based Bioeconomy
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 55 22 - 682


Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 55 82 - 1300

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pillen
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 55 22 - 680