Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB, www.ipb-halle.de) is a non-university research centre of the Leibniz Association (www.wgl.de). In four research departments, more than 150 staff scientists, students and guest researchers investigate in a multidisciplinary style structure and function of natural products from plants and fungi, analyse interactions of plants with pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms and study molecular interactions as part of complex biological processes. The IPB is holding the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for its family-friendly policies. At the IPB, plant metabolomics has been an important area of research for many years. The IPB operates several NMR and 18 mass spectrometry instruments, and uses a private compute cloud for scientific computing tasks. The IPB Halle is member of the MassBank consortium, the first open database for reference mass spectra. International co-operations include the Riken Plant Science Institute in Yokohama, Japan.

IPB is leading WP2 and COSMOS contact point is Dr Steffen Neumann