LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

About us

The LOEWE-Centre for ‘Insect Biotechnology’ uses insects as a bioresource for new products with applications in medicine, agricultural and industrial biotechnology. Involved in the project, funded by the State of Hesse, are the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (JLU, lead), the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) and the Technical University of Central Hesse (THM). Head of the project is the entomologist Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas (JLU / Fraunhofer Project Group ‘Bioresources’) with co-coordinators being Prof. Dr. Peter Czermak (THM / JLU) and Prof. Dr. Holger Zorn (JLU).