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An der JLU Gießen den Geheimnissen der Tiergifte auf der Spur

Animal venomics have arisen more than 100 times independently of one another in all major animal groups and habitats. JLU entomologist Dr. Björn M. von Reumont is now involved in a Europe-wide project.


Millionen-Förderung für Gießener Viren-Forschung: Ziel ist ein  neues Medikament

Kornelia Hardes and her team from the Fraunhofer Institute IME at the Gießen site are receiving funding of 3.2 million euros for research on influenza viruses. In the course of this, work in a level 3 high-security laboratory with avian flu viruses will also be made possible.


GreenLight partners with Fraunhofer IME

Partnership to study use of RNA to protect crops, protect bees and support biodiversity in new collaboration between famed German applied research institute and GreenLight..


Prof. Zorn takes over the deputy head of the branch for bioresources of the Fraunhofer IME

Since January 1, 2021, the Bioresources branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME has a new deputy head: Prof. Dr. Holger Zorn. The professor for food chemistry and food biotechnology will in future support the department head Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas at the Giessen location.


W wie Wissen: »Tiergifte – Mit Gift heilen?«

Drugs made from animal toxins help with high blood pressure or chronic pain, but they are rare! Researchers at the University of Giessen also suspect valuable substances in the wasp spider. Tim Lüddecke is a doctoral student at Fraunhofer IME and gives an exciting insight into his research on spiders, lizards and scorpions.


Asiatische Marienkäfer – Invasion der Harlekine

Where do all the ladybirds with the many spots actually come from, which are currently populating the walls of houses in droves? Zoologist Andreas Vilcinskas can explain - and also what this smelly, yellow liquid is that the animals secrete.


Forscher der JLU Gießen suchen neue Antibiotika bei Termiten

Prof. Andreas Vilcinskas has a different view of insects. He has been building up insect biotechnology for ten years, both at the Institute for Insect Biotechnology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and as head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Bioresources, which is currently being established. In the interview, the scientist talks about antibiotics research, combating viruses and the development of the new subject.