Research Networks

The IZW participates in many national and international research networks promoting trans and interdisciplinary research.

AcademiaNet

The portal AcademiaNet was established in 2010 with the aim of promoting female academics, who are underrepresented in leadership positions and commissions throughout the EU. The portal provides the profiles of excellent female academics from every discipline.

BerlinBrandenburg Centre for Stable Isotope Ecology (CeSIE)

The BerlinBrandenburg Centre for Stable Isotope Ecology (CeSIE) is part of the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB)
Decoding the structural and functional basis of biodiversity
 

CeSIE is ...

  • a platform for the promotion of research in the field of stable isotope ecology,
  • a network of laboratories that offers analytical services, 
  • an educational centre that offers summer schools.

Network partners:

Leibniz Institute for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Landscape Biogeochemistry (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF)

Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB)

The Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) is a consortium of four universities and five non-university research institutions located in Berlin and Brandenburg. The BBIB is working on biodiversity research.

The main objective of BBIB is to provide the required knowledge to tackle the fundamental, global challenge of rapid biodiversity change. To achieve its goal, BBIB crosses traditional academic boundaries through integrating competences in ecological, evolutionary, social, and political sciences.

Network partners:

Freie Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Leibniz Institute for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv)

The Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv) consortium was set up to use next generation techniques to study the genomics of microorganisms, plants, fungi and animals and explore many ecological and evolutionary topics that will benefit from the application of new, advanced techniques.

Network partners:
Freie Universität Berlin (Institute for Biology), Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum of the Freie Universität Berlin (BGBM), Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Leibniz Institute for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Potsdam (Institute for Biochemistry and Biology).

Center for Genetic Variability and Adaptability

The IZW is part of the Interdisciplinary Center for Genetic Variability and Adaptability of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Center coordinates working groups doing research on genetics and genome analysis. The aim is to use experimental data to explain mechanisms of biodiversity and interactions of organisms.

Network partners:
Landwirtschaftlich Gärtnerische Fakultät und Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Belrin, Charité Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Genetics, Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik Berlin, Department Biology of the University of Potsdam.

Center for Infection Biology and Immunity

The Interdisciplinary Center for Infection Biology and Immunity of the Humboldt- University (ZIBI) was founded in 2005. It merges the activities of the Humboldt University and non-universitary research institutes in the field of infection biology and immunity in Berlin. The ZIBI brings together biologists, medicals, doctors, veterinarians, biophysicists and other researchers from the disciplines of virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, epidemiology and evolutionary research. The ZIBI links and coordinates their research and teaching activities.

Network partners:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB), Charité Berlin, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Deutsches Rheumaforschungszentrum (DRFZ), Länderinstitut für Bienenkunde Hohen Neuendorf e.V.

Concerted action for the establishment of a European network on wildlife as reservoirs of pathogens including zoonoses (EU FAIR6-CT98-4361)

The basic objective is to set up a relationship among centres within the EU devoted to the research and diagnosis of wildlife diseases and their implications for human and animal health.

Network partners:
School of Veterinary Medicine of Madrid (Spain), School of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht (The Netherlands), Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Liège (Belgium), Moredun Research Institute (UK), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Greece), National Veterinary Institute (Sweden), Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre del Acebuche (Spain), AFSSA-Alfort / AFSSA-Nancy (France), Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (Spain), Central Veterinary Laboratory (UK), National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (The Netherlands), Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Vet. Med. (Germany), Centre d'Études et de Recherches Vétérinaires et Agrochimiques (Belgium).

Europäisches Erhaltungszuchtprogramm Przewalskipferd (EEP Przewalskipferd)

The aim of this coordinated breeding programme is to establish Przewalski's horse populations that are capable of sustaining themselves through their own reproductive output. Horses from these populations can then be used to supplement other established populations when the need arises, provided the original habitat is well preserved.

Network partners:
Zoo Köln, Wildpferdgehege Liebenthal.

European Roe Deer Information System (EURODEER)

EURODEER is a network of 19 research groups collaborating and synthesizing knowledge from various fields, with the aim of enhancing our understanding of this species and its crucial role in European ecosystems. The group is exploring the opportunities afforded by new monitoring technologies for conservation and management at both local and global scales.

Evolution across scales

A programme for master and diploma students. The overall goal of the Evolution across scales initiative is to enhance evolutionary teaching in biosciences as well as in other natural sciences that study the role and impact of organisms, including geosciences and theoretical physics. The initiative integrates two central research fields: (a) genomics, metabolomics and supporting bioinformatics that allow the genome-wide analysis of molecular events in model organisms, and (b) geosciences and climate impact research, which provide superior opportunity to study the interaction between the biosphere and the geosphere. This programme is supported by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

Network partners:
University of Potsdam, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.

Global Management and Propagation Board for Sumatran rhinos (GMBP)

The purpose of the Sumatran Rhino Global Management & Propagation Board (GMPB) is to develop and manage a Global Sumatran Rhino Propagation Programme, involving all the countries and institutions maintaining Sumatran Rhino in Managed Breeding Centers, and the major sponsors of the centers and programmes.

Network partners:
Indonesian Ministry of Forestry-Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, International Rhino Foundation, WWF, Way Kambas Rhino Breeding Sanctuary, Cincinnati Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, Western Plains Zoo, Bornean Rhino Alliance, White Oak Conservation Centre, Asian Rhino Specialist Group (IUCN Species Survival Commission), Yayasan Badak Indonesia, Asian Rhino Project.

Helmholtz Association – Ecological Epidemiology Group (EcoEpi)

The project group Ecological Epidemiology assembles ecological models that support decision making for public health and food safety concerns. Their special approach is to consider simultaneously the feasibility in the field, the economic consequences and the public health aspect. Projects result in risk assessments, improved decision making, evaluation of management options and policy support.

Kompetenzverbund Reproduktionsbiologie (ReproTier)

ReproTier is a network of 11 institutions with multifaceted complementary competence in reproduction biology of farm and wildlife animals. In bi- and multilateral collaborations, resources and facilities are shared to increase the effectiveness of research and education.

Leibniz Network on Biodiversity

There are 28 institutes of the Leibniz Association that work on many facets of biodiversity. All Leibniz institutes working directly or indirectly on biodiversity are included in the Leibniz Network Biodiversity to combine their scientific expertise.
The network conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research on biodiversity. This includes global climate change, water, soil and air issues but also questions of economy, education, public health, town planning etc.

Leibniz Research Alliance "Energy Transition"

The research alliance “Energy Transition” combines expertise from 22 Leibniz institutes. Issues on energy transition are addressed with an interdisciplinary research approach involving methods from the social sciences as well as from natural and technical sciences. The relevant issues are investigated in practical research projects (“living labs”).

Partners:

  • Academy for Spatial Research and Planning - Leibniz Forum for Spatial Sciences (ARL), Hannover
  • German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV), Speyer
  • German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW)
  • FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure (FIZ KA), Karlsruhe
  • Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
  • ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Kiel
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle
  • Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB), Potsdam
  • Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel
  • Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT), Rostock
  • Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig
  • Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), Saarbrücken
  • Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (IOM), Leipzig
  • Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden
  • Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), Greifswald
  • Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS), Erkner
  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI), Essen
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim

Leibniz Research Alliance "Healthy Ageing"

The alliance is a cross-disciplinary research network of 20 Leibniz institutes. The researchers combine expertise in biology, medicine, psychology, education, sociology and economics. This interdisciplinary approach allows them to investigate every aspect of healthy ageing, to collaborate on applying for project funds and to share resources and knowledge. The network’s expertise covers all issues associated with the biological, medical, social and economic aspects of ageing.
The superior scientific goal of the research alliance is to identify biological and social mechanism of ageing processes and their interactions in order to develop new intervention and adaptation strategies, which sustainably promote healthy ageing.
 

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Partners:

  • Academy of Spatial Research and Planning - Leibniz Forum for Spatial Sciences (ARL), Hannover
  • German Diabetes Center (DDZ) - Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), Potsdam-Rehbrücke
  • German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), Bonn
  • German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
  • German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research (DPZ), Göttingen
  • German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ)
  • Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS), Bremen
  • Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (ILS), Dortmund
  • Leibniz Institute for Age Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena
  • Leibniz-Institut fuer Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V., Dortmund and Berlin
  • Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Dortmund
  • Leibniz-Institut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), Berlin
  • Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg
  • Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR), Dresden
  • Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID), Trier
  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
  • Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF), Düsseldorf
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI), Essen
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim

Leibniz Research Alliance "INFECTIONS’21"

Fourteen Leibniz institutions unite their competences in the Leibniz research alliance ‘INFECTIONS´21 – Transmission Control of Infections in the 21st Century’. Researchers from different disciplines of biomedical, ecological, socio-economic and political sciences combine numerous scientific methods in a transdisciplinary approach also covering public participation with different types of events.

The goal of the alliance is to create technologies and methods that allow a holistic view on infection processes and pathogen spread. The development of early warning systems for emerging pathogens, an optimised management of outbreaks as well as innovative political measures are meant to contribute to an improved pathogen reduction.

Further information: AQUAVIR project

Partners:
 

Leibniz Institutions:

  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin     
  • Research Center Borstel – Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel
  • Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim, Potsdam
  • Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg
  • Leibniz Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig
  • Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim
  • German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
  • Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute, Jena
  • Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, Hamburg
  • Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam
  • Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig
  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg
  • Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen

External partners:

  • University of Hamburg, Department of Social Sciences, Programme Area of Political Sciences
  • Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Leibniz Research Network "Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (MMS)"

24 institutes of the Leibniz Association are part of the Leibniz Research Network “Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (MMS)”. Scientists from natural sciences and engineering as well as from economic, social, life and environmental sciences combine their expertise in this research network. Methods from diverse mathematical fields are applied to approach problems across all imaginable space and time scales and various complexity levels. Thus, expensive, energy intensive and polluting experiments in industry and natural sciences can be avoided and risks in the application of new technologies can be estimated.

The IZW is part of the Leibniz Research Network MMS with the thematic research group “Concepts and Computation in Ecology and Evolution (C2E2)”.

National Research Platform for Zoonoses

The National Research Platform for Zoonoses creates and supports an interdisciplinary network of human and veterinary medicine. It acts as a central service point and provides fact-oriented and transparent information relating to the research on zoonoses both for politics and the general public. The platform also promotes a continuous and intensive exchange of expertise between scientists from all over the world.

Network of Excellence (NeuroPrion)

NeuroPrion aims to structure and integrate the efforts of the main European prion research teams to achieve durable synergies. Working together, solutions to current problems in society may be more efficiently achieved. NeuroPrion links more than 120 research teams from 52 research institutions across Europe. The network combines the expertise of more than 90% of the leading research groups in Europe with individual research efforts structured to overcome some existing fragmentation. The network is financed by the European Union.

Netzwerk Umwelt

The network Netzwerk Umwelt was founded to tackle topics such as energy conservation, waste management, and resource protection throughout Berlin-Brandenburg more efficiently and effectively. Organisations within the network share expertise and coordinate activities to cope with pressing environmental issues.

Research Coordination Network in Ecoimmunology (RCNE)

The Research Coordination Network in Ecoimmunology (RCNE) is a network of ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and immunologists working to develop new tools and techniques for characterising immune defenses of free-living animals, enhance breadth and depth of research questions, establish new interdisciplinary collaborations, and stimulate outreach and training opportunities for scientists, high school teachers and the public broadly.

ScapeLabs

The ScapeLabs consortium is a collaborative initiative that aims to set up common research infrastructure and projects in biodiversity research on a landscape scale. The ScapeLab-area is in the Uckermark.

Network partners:
ZALF (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg), University of Potsdam, Technical University Munich.