Professor Fischer leaves the Fraunhofer IME to take on new tasks. Professor Stefan Schillberg and Professor Christoph Schäfers, heading the IME locations in Aachen and Schmallenberg, take over the institute management as acting members, together with Professor Geisslinger, head of the Frankfurt location, who also serves as Fraunhofer IME‘s acting Executive Director. The institute is restructured into the following three divisions:
- Molecular Biology (MB: Aachen and Münster),
- Translational Medicine (TM: Frankfurt and Hamburg),
- Applied Ecology and Bioresources (AE-BR: Schmallenberg and Giessen).
The focus of the work at Fraunhofer IME is on active substances, which are identified in plants or animals and produced through biotechnological methodologies (MB, BR). Furthermore, we analyze the utility of substances for human health (TM) and assess their risks for consumers and the environment (AE).