The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology: The institution develops solutions in the fields of medicine, life sciences and engineering. It develops and improves procedures and products in the fields of pharmaceuticals, cell therapy, diagnostics and biobanks, in particular. The Fraunhofer Institute provides all-in-one solutions from market studies through to the development and approval of a product that is ready for market.
So that the human body continues to function as a reliable "factory of cells", it is important to detect, repair and swap out defective cells as early as possible. Fraunhofer's researchers want to get to the bottom of how the immune system works.
Max Planck Institute
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences: Researchers at the Max Planck Institute are looking into the interaction between cognitive abilities and brain processes in humans, particularly the neuronal basis of higher brain functions like language, music and action. They also research plastic changes in the brain after a stroke and how these affect cognitive abilities.
Even people who are blind from birth have active optic nerves, which are used to support the sense of touch; researchers at the Max Planck Institute want to find out the precise nature of the relationship between cognitive abilities and brain processes in humans.
The Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM) at the University of Leipzig develops innovative diagnosis and treatment methods for regenerative medicine and prepares them for wide-scale medical use. Its researchers investigate new treatment options for neurological diseases, as well as the creation of regenerative organs and replacing diseased organs and tissue.
Regenerative medicine deals with innovative diagnosis and treatment methods. TRM Leipzig takes an interdisciplinary approach to researching solutions in this future-oriented field.
German Biomass Research Centre: The German Biomass Research Centre develops new procedures to make the technology involved in using bioenergy simpler and safer, more environmentally friendly and more economical to run so that biofuels can be used efficiently and sustainably.
Germany's energy transition plan "Energiewende" provides interesting opportunities for new methods. Regenerative processes can be used to generate energy from organic remains. The processes developed by DBFZ Leipzig are simple, safe, eco-friendly and economical – a significant contribution to the energy supply of the future.
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research researches the complex interactions between humans and the environment, particularly in densely populated urban and industrial areas, but also in rural landscapes.
Humanity has clearly left its mark on nature. Landscapes can be used or destroyed. A great deal of the research going on in Leipzig focuses on the balance between man and the environment, with the objective of protecting our livelihood today and in the future. There is effectively an unlimited global market for this research.