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.

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Leibniz Institutes of the section
Spokesperson
Prof. Andreas Radbruch
German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ)
T +49 30 28 460 601
radbruch@drfz.de
Deputy Spokesperson
Prof. Heribert Hofer
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
T + 49 30 5168 101
direktor@izw-berlin.de
Contact at Leibniz Headquarters
Dr Britta Horstmann
Deputy Head of Division
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 20 60 49 60
horstmann@leibniz-gemeinschaft.de