Section “Life Sciences”
What will life look like in tomorrow’s world? What challenges and opportunities will our society face? Humanity is massively altering its environment – its own habitat, and that of millions of other species. Ecosystems are being permanently influenced. Global change and an ageing society require new solutions to altered living conditions: professional challenges, mental and physical fitness, health and nutrition. Globalisation is spreading organisms around the world at great speed – including pathogens. The institutes of the section “Life Sciences” conduct research into human health, environmental issues, crop plants and wild plants, livestock and wild animals. They make a pioneering contribution to our understanding of these societal challenges, and highlight potential solutions to tackling negative developments.


Leibniz Institutes of the section
Prof. Jörg Overmann
Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig
T +49 531 2616 352
Deputy Spokesperson
Prof. Veronika Somoza
Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (LSB)
T +49 161 71 2700
Contact at Leibniz Headquarters
Dr Gitta Heinz
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 206049 611