Biodiversity research, which has grown in importance, has so far been predominantly organismic and ecological. Major technical and methodological advances now help to make biodiversity research genomic and thus more application-oriented.
The LOEWE Center for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE TBG) aims to combine fundamental research on the genomes of a broad diversity of organisms with the development of applicable services and products. Accordingly, the central focus of LOEWE-TBG is to make genomic diversity accessible and usable as the baseline level of biodiversity for basic and applied research.
Genomic diversity as a basis for biodiversity
The inaugural steering committee of LOEWE-TBG:
- From left to right
- Prof. Dr. Axel Janke (Speaker, Senckenberg),
- Prof. Dr. Markus Pfenninger (Co-Speaker, Senckenberg),
- PD Dr. Steffen Pauls (Co-Speaker, Senckenberg),
- Prof. Dr. Ingo Ebersberger (Representative Comparative Genomics, Goethe-University),
- Oliver Kreitinger (Representative of Administration, Senckenberg),
- Dr. Carsten Nowak (Representative Genomic Biomonitoring, Senckenberg),
- Dr. Julia Krohmer (Representative Translation, Senckenberg),
- Dr. Miklós Bálint (Representative Functional Environmental Genomics, Senckenberg),
- Prof. Dr. Klimpel (Representative of Goethe-University),
- Prof. Dr. Böhning-Gaese (Representative of Senckenberg Board of Directors),
- Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas (Representative of Justus-Liebig-University). Missing:
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Geisslinger (Representative of Fraunhofer Institut for Molecular and Applied Ecology).