Department of Insect Biotechnology
Welcome to the website of the Institute of Insect Biotechnology!
At the Institute of Insect Biotechnology and the The LOEWE-Centre for ‘Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources’ (LOEWE ZIB) we use insects as bioresource for new products with applications in medicine, agricultural and industrial biotechnology. Involved in the project, funded by the State of Hesse, are the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (JLU, lead), the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) and the Technical University of Central Hesse (THM).
The Institute of Insect Biotechnology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen includes the following professorships:
- Applied Entomology (Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas)
- Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection (Prof. Dr. Marc F. Schetelig)
- Natural Substance Research with a Focus on Insect Biotechnology (Prof. Dr. Till Schäberle)
- Professorship of General Entomology (Prof. Dr. Steffen Pauls)
Basis for the adaptation in extreme ecological niches is often a unique repertoire of molecular tools useful for applications in the fields of medicine (Red Biotechnology) , plant protection (Plant Biotechnology) and industrial biotechnology (White Biotechnology).