Institutes and Facilities

Institute of Ecology, Evolution & Diversity

Investigation of the interrelations between organisms and their environment, the compilation and explanation of organismic diversity as well as the effects of global change.
You will find information about the work groups, research topics, the colloquium und the teaching duties on the institute’s homepage.

Institute of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Research on neurobiological and cell biological questions on animals as well as on animal and human cells.

Institute for Molecular Biosciences

The investigation of the molecular aspects of life.

You will find information about the work groups, research topics, the colloquium und the teaching duties on the institute’s homepage.

Department of Didactics

Transfer of verified bioscientific findings to the general public and in the scholastic field of education.

On the institute’s WebPages, we inform you about our research topics, projects and the Pupils’ Laboratory.

The Faculty's Service Facilities


​Scientific Garden

The Scientific Garden is being developed on the Riedberg Campus and provides plants for teaching and research. In collaboration with the work groups, scientific projects are planned, implemented and supervised.

Homepage of the Scientific Garden:


Susanne Pietsch
Biocampus Siesmayerstraße 70, Gebäude E,  Telefon 069/798-24790 oder -24848,

Holger Schranz
Campus Riedberg, Gewächshaus Biozentrum, Telefon 069/798-29615,

Electron Microscopy


Niklas Döring
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Campus Riedberg
Tel: 069/798-42069
    Marion Basoglu
Transmissions Electron Microscopy
Campus Riedberg
Tel: 069/798-42071

Workshop and Services

The Faculty's workshops are on the Riedberg Campus in the Workshop Building, Altenhöferallee 1a. The Transport Service has  Edgar Huth, Tel. -42218
Precision Engineer Workshop, Physiological Apparatus Workshop Central
room _0.701

Christos Lemonidis Tel. -40404
Benjamin Rentsch Tel. -40405

room 00.707
Frank Engel Tel. -40412
Additionally, the Faculty has an electronics workshop in the Biocentre N162/R 0.25. Sven Plath  Tel. -42006
There is also an animal care facility and a taxidermist in the Biologicum.   Horst Treu, Tel. -42246
There is also a metalworking shop in room 00.601 (FB13).   Jürgen Kölichhaus Tel. -47106
And a glass blowing workshop in room _ _802 (FB14) in the Workshop Centre on the Riedberg Campus.  

Corinna Banditt -40403
Michael Röder -40403

Graphics Laboratory

G r a p h i c s  Lab      |     Faculty of Biological Sciences

Scientific illustrations
Print media design
Webpage design
Corporate design concepts
Exhibition conception

Klaus Grommet
FB Biowissenschaften
on mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays (half day)

Biopool & IT-Services

The computer pool Biopool of the Department of Biosciences offers various services:

  • Computer rooms for students and events
  • Poster print DIN A1 to DIN A0
  • Help for eLearning offers of the faculty

In addition, there are also other IT services for the specialist area (partly only for working groups and employees): 

  • Groupware of the department (Open-Xchange)
  • File server
  • VPN server
  • Firewall
  • Web Server Support
  • Network support
  • System & Security Consulting

To Biopool IT Services



The Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library was formed on January 1st 2005 by merging the City and University Library Frankfurt am Main (established 1484) and the Senckenberg Library (founded 1763). Among other things, it is in charge of the Special Interest Collection Biology of the German Research Foundation. The latter can also be accessed via the Virtual Specialised Biology Library

The Natural Sciences Library (BNat) is, e.g., for the literature provision of the biological sciences.

It is located in the Riedberg Campus in the Otto Stern Centre.


The LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), which was founded in 2008 as a joint venture of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, has the objective of performing internationally outstanding research in the field of interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate.

With innovative research approaches and using a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art methods - from satellite-assisted remote sensing of the climate, area and ecosystem reactions up to molecular genetics and mass spectrometry - past and current events and processes are documented and analysed in order to develop reliable projections and bases for future decisions based on those methods.

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is operated by the city of Frankfurt.

Close scientific co-operations with work groups of this Faculty and the Botanical Garden have existed since the foundation of the university.



Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt - Molecular Complexes

The Cluster of Excellence „Macromolecular Complexes“ at the Goethe University Frankfurt (CEF) was established in November 2006.

Research at the CEF aims at understanding macromolecular complexes, in particular the molecular mechanisms and functional consequences underlying the interactions of biological macromolecules in the cell, or in the cell membrane.


Palm Garden

The Palm Garden was founded in 1868 and has been an integral part of the cityscape ever since.

Since the foundation of the university, there have been scientific and teaching co-operations with work groups of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.


Frankfurt Zoo

True to its motto “Experience animals – preserve nature”, the Frankfurt Zoo provides its visitors with an authentic animal experience and is active in the protection of nature and species.

Since 2010 the head of the Zoo, Professor Dr. Manfred Niekisch has been a Professor for International Protection of Nature in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt.