Lead project “Leibniz-E-Center Bioactives”

This project – Leibniz Bioactives Cloud – develops a common, yet distributed platform for data mining, data analysis tools, information and data management and exchange. Please visit the project page (aforementioned link) for further information.

PodCast “Wirkstoffradio”

Dr. Bernd Rupp and Dr. med. André Lampe launched a PodCast “Wirkstoffradio”, dedicated to the topic of drug discovery. This podcast is uniquely dedicated to small active compounds within the german podcasts. It deliveres first hand information and explanations from experts to the interested public. Since its launch on 14.10.2018 four episodes have been produced.

Each story covers different aspects of its topic and is conviniently divided into different chapters accessible on its own. This is also how other media providers can link to parts or all of this podcasts.

The “Wirkstoffradio” links the work of the Research Alliance to the public and makes science more understandable to the public. It will also help to transfer knowledge on commonly used pharamceuticals or scientific techniques to the citizens.

Stay tuned – further episodes will follow soon!

Funded “Seed Money” projects

LRA WB is supporting institutional cooperation between two or more Alliance members and granting “Seed Money” funding. Applicants are eligible to submit new proposals twice per year.


  • B. Westermann, IPB Halle /F. Kloß, HKI Jena
    Verbesserte Fungizidwirkstoffe durch Modifizierung natürlich‐vorkommender Fettsäuren aus Pilzen
  • M. Dippe, IPB Halle / J. Thiele, IPF Dresden
    Maßgeschneiderte Adapterpeptide für die Enzym-Immobilisierung
  • P. Rizzo, IPK Gatersleben / K. Franke, IPB Halle
    Genotyping studies associated with bioactive compounds biosynthesis in Hypericum species


  • B. Hube, HKI, Jena / T. Gutsmann, FZ-Borstel, Borstel
    Die Wirkungsweise des Pilztoxins Candidalysin auf Bakterien
  • P. Stallforth, HKI, Jena / M. Weissenborn, IPB, Halle
    Survival of the deadliest (SOFD)
  • J. Thiele, IPF, Dresden / M. Weissenborn, IPB, Halle
    Abiological catalysis by heme-carrying DNAzymes in DNA-polymer microgels (polyDNAcat)
  • E. Freier, ISAS, Dortmund / M. Weissenborn, IPB, Halle
    Multiplexing GC-MS analysis for a generic high throughput enzyme screen (MULTI-GC)
  • G. Kaluđerović, IPB, Halle / J. Hengstler, IfADo, Dortmund
    Fluorescence nanoparticles as drug carriers for natural product emodin


  • B. Michels, LIN, Magdeburg / L. Wessjohann, IPB, Halle
    Cognitive enhancement by natural compounds
  • G. Kaluđerović, IPB, Halle / E. Freier, ISAS, Dortmund
    Traceable nanomaterials for drug delivery
  • A. Hamann, S. Frischbutter, DRFZ, Berlin / A. Brakhage, HKI, Jena / L. Wessjohann, IPB, Halle
    Implementation of comprehensive screenings for novel immunomodulators within libraries of natural compounds