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. 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.

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 regularly!

Seed Money projects

The Leibniz Research Alliance “Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology” supports institutional cooperation among two or more alliance members and grants “Seed Money” funding. Short applications of maximum one page can be submitted twice per year.

INCREASED FUNDING IN 2019: 10,000 €/project, submission deadline: 09.09. 2019

The Leibniz Research Alliance calls for proposals for funding of short term scientific projects between two or more institutes of the alliance. The maximum budget pro project is in this call € 10.000 €.

Submission deadline: 09.09.2019

Contact: wirkstoffe@ipb-halle.de

Please use the attached template for the proposal (not longer than 1 pages). All information and the template for download is available here: Seed-Money_Vorlage-Antrag_Template-Proposal.

The elected committee will decide about funding and you will be informed thereafter.


  • M. Dippe, IPB Halle / J. Thiele, IPF Dresden
    Trägergebundene Biokatalyse an magnetischen Oberflächen
  • Dr. Hajo Kries, HKI – Dr. Erik Freier, ISAS
    Enzyme evolution by catalysis enhanced diffusion (EVO-DIFF)
  • Dr. Elodie Mohr, DRFZ – Dr. Jens Peter von Kries, FMP
    Compound screening to target CXCR3+ plasma cells in autoimmunity and multiple myeloma.
  • M. Behrens Leibniz-LSB@TUM Freising / N. Arnold IPB Halle: Isolation&functional screening of metabloites from mushrooms, a neglected source of organisms synthesizing strongly bitter tasting compunds
  • Q. Besford, J. Schubert IPF Dresden / Z. Orinska, P. Hagemann FZB Borstel: Galactosylated glycogen-coated gold nanorods for photothermal eradication of prostate cancer cells
  • V. Valiante HKI Jena / J. Cui INM Saarbrücken: Thermo-responsive magnetic nanoparticle biocatalysts for mediating multi-enzymatic reactions


  • 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
    Die Rolle von nicht-toxischen Peptiden im Ece1 Protein
  • H. Guo, C. Beemelmanns, HKI Jena / M. Neumann‐Schaal, DSMZ Braunschweig
    Metabolomic and Functional Analysis of Actinobacteria Associated with Fungus‐Growing Termites


  • 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