Forthcoming Meetings  and Events

Leibniz Wirkstofftage 2021 / Leibniz Conference on Bioactive Compounds 2021

the Leibniz Research Alliance Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology cordially invites you on behalf of the Research Center Borstel (FZB) to the upcoming Leibniz Conference on Bioactive Compounds 2021.

UPDATE March 2021: due to the risks of corona virus infections, various institutes have now imposed travel restrictions. In view of the current developments and after consultation with the host institutes (FZB Borstel and CSSB Hamburg), we have therefore decided to postpone the Leibniz Conference on Bioactive Compounds until autumn 2021. The preliminary date will be announced as soon as possible.

We hope that you can join us: this time the programme will be organized together with the Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS´21, featuring new program elements and a poster prize.

Registration and abstract submission online stays open:

Venue: CSSB Hamburg (Google maps:

The preliminary programme will follow soon.

The Leibniz Conference on Bioactive Compounds 2021 (Wirkstofftage 2021) is the 8th conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance (LRA) Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology. Each year another member organizes the conference, giving the participants the additional chance to explore the host institute: this year´s host ist the Research Center Borstel (FZB). The conference features national and international keynote speakers from science and industry and a series of short presentations from the member institutes or associated partners. Its main purpose is to present both scientific accomplishments and open questions of the partners and to initiate potential cooperations within or outside of the LRA.

The Wirkstofftage 2021 is a platform for a get-together of experts from many different fields: medicine, food and agricultural research, analytical, synthetic and medicinal chemistry and biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, biotechnology, and engineering, including aspects of law, informatics and economy. At this meeting many group leaders and senior scientists of Leibniz institutes meet up with early career researchers to talk about the multidisciplinary field of bioactive compounds and biotechnology. This conference is  also the platform to award the yearly LRA prizes.The conference will be covered by the german podcast Wirkstoffradio, which is done by two scientist from the pharmacological field. They offer to do interviews with everyone who is presenting a poster (and willing to do a little bit of science communication) for a publication on their podcast, accomponied with a little bit of help with the wording, if desired.

Follow our invitation and present your research in a poster or a short talk and get in touch with other scientists.

Contact: Dr. Anna Rusznyak

coordinator Leibniz Research Alliance Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology

Tel: 0173 362 7802