Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Fraunhofer vs. Corona

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Annual report 2019

Read about our highlights of the past year

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Repurposing as a strategy in the fight against COVID-19

Testing existing drugs for additional indications is a promising approach to find drugs for COVID-19 patients as quickly as possible. For this purpose we use the Fraunhofer IME Repurposing Collection.

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Rubber from dandelions

Scientists at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the Fraunhofer IME identify key components of the rubber-biosynthesis

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Fraunhofer IME

Research from molecule to ecosystem

 

Welcome to the Fraunhofer IME. We conduct research in the field of applied life sciences from a molecular level to entire ecosystems and are your partner for contract research in the areas of pharmacy, medicine, chemistry, agriculture, as well as environmental and consumer protection. Our research and development portfolio is focused on industry, small and medium enterprises and on the public sector.

The overarching goal of our research activities at Fraunhofer IME is the development and use of novel technologies for diagnosis and therapy of human and animal diseases as well as the protection of crop plants and food sources.

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Applied Ecology and Bioresources

25.1.2021

Prof. Zorn takes over as deputy director at the Branch for Bioresources of the Fraunhofer IME


Since 1st January 2021, the Branch for Bioresources of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME has a new deputy director: Prof. Dr. Holger Zorn. The professor of food chemistry and food biotechnology will support the head of the branch institute Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas at the Gießen site.

16.11.2020

Scientists at Fraunhofer IME publish GOT-IT Guidelines

 

Scientists at Fraunhofer IME published “Guidelines on Target Assessment for Innovative Therapeutics” developed in the BMBF-funded GOT-IT project, which should facilitate more efficient translational research at universities and promote the transition to industry.

30.9.2020

Boehringer Ingelheim and Fraunhofer IME launch collaboration

Boehringer Ingelheim and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME announce their newly formed collaboration that aims to provide novel, microbial-based natural products for development of next generation animal health products fighting parasitic diseases. The research project will capitalize on a well-characterized microbial strain collection from Fraunhofer, in major parts isolated from invertebrate associated environments.

 

       

8.9.2020

Fraunhofer IME contributes to TECAN's webinar series on COVID-19

 

Dr. Philip Gribbon has been invited by TECAN to share Fraunhofer IME's recent efforts to identify small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection in TECAN's free webinar series on "Drug repurposing approaches to fast-track the development of new therapies for COVID-19".

1.9.2020

Combining both Industry 4.0 and Health 4.0

 

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft combines the expertise of 23 separate Fraunhofer facilities to develop new development and production technologies for innovative cell and gene therapeutics, as well as vaccines, in the “Production for Intelligent Medicine” innovation cluster. Fraunhofer IME will contribute its expertise in protein production for nutrient media, the cultivation of therapeutic stem cells and macrophages as well as respective quality controls, the preclinical development of therapeutics and the automation of these processes.

25.8.2020

Fraunhofer IME, FBRI and Pharma Company sign R&D Agreement


German Fraunhofer IME and Japanese Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation intensify their scientific co-operation in regenerative medicine with industrial partner. As part of their long-term co-operation the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI),  Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME at Hamburg and a Japanese pharmaceutical company have concluded a Joint Research Agreement on Drug Discovery for Dementia.  

27.7.2020

Novel biomolecules identified from wasp spider venom

 

Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME together with the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen analysed the venom of wasp spiders and discovered a subset of novel biomolecules. Their results have recently been published in "Biomolecules".

 

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Locations

Aachen

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Divison Molecular Biotechnology

Forckenbeckstrasse 6
52074 Aachen
Phone +49 241 6085-0

Schmallenberg

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Division Applied Ecology

Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone +49 2972 302-0

Münster

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Branch Lab for Plant Biopolymers

Schlossplatz 8
48143 Münster
Phone +49 251 8322-323

Gießen

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Branch for Bioresources

Winchesterstrasse 2
235394 Gießen
Phone +49 641 9939-500