Senckenberg - BIK-F
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, aims to carry out internationally outstanding research in the field of interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate.
Using innovative research approaches and a broad spectrum of modern methods - from satellite-based remote sensing of climate, area and ecosystem reactions to molecular genetics and mass spectrometry - past and present events and processes are documented and analysed in order to develop reliable projections and decision bases for the future.
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The ISOE - Institute for
Social-Ecological Research is one of the leading independent institutes for
sustainability research. ISOE develops scientific bases and sustainable
concepts for politics, civil society and business - regionally, nationally and
internationally. Prof. Dr. Flurina Schneider is Professor of “Social Ecology
and Transdisciplinarity" at the Department of Biosciences of the
Goethe University and scientific director of ISOE.
The Frankfurt Conservation Center (FCC) is a center for global nature and species
conservation based in Frankfurt. The aim of the FCC is to bring nature
conservation stakeholders from practice and science closer together and to
promote the development of interdisciplinary solutions.
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The Goethe University is a founding
member of the network BioFrankfurt – the Network for Biodiversity e.V.. It was
established in 2004 and has been a registered association since 2014. In total,
13 institutions currently belong to the network. Together, they have set
themselves the goal of raising media and public awareness of the importance of
biodiversity and its conservation, of pooling the knowledge and experience of
the individual institutions, and of positioning the commitment in the Frankfurt
region in the areas of research, conservation and education more publicly.
The representative and contact person for the Goethe
University is Prof.
Dr. Meike Piepenbring.
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The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research has a high reputation in German and international biodiversity
Senckenberg Society runs a Nature Museum in
Frankfurt, which is one of the largest in Europe and, with its extensive
collections and exhibitions, serves to transfer knowledge to the general
There is close cooperation between the department of Didactics of Biological Sciences of the Goethe University and the Department of Education and Communication of the museum. This extracurricular place of learning is regularly integrated into the courses for student teachers. Furthermore, new tour concepts have been developed and established by this cooperation (e.g. Virtual Tours, tours for children from Special Schools). Accompanying Visitor Studies provide current research results on the effects of exhibition elements and of guided tours on various visiting groups.
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A focus of the Faculty of Biological Sciences is the investigation of long and short-term adaptation of organisms to their environment. The research focuses on the complete spectrum of biodiversity, from microbes to higher eukaryotes. In this case, the Faculty can profit from its excellent organismic and molecular competences, which are based on a long tradition in Frankfurt.
In 2008, biodiversity research manifested itself successfully in the establishment of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiKF). Research on biochemical, cellular and neurobiological issues is also highly topical. Several work groups participate in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 902 “Molecular Mechanisms of RNA-based Regulation" as well as in SFB 807 “Transport and Communication across Biological Membranes" which were approved in 2011. Seven work groups belong to the Excellence Cluster “Macromolecular complexes", which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG); others are associated with it.
Dean's Office Biological Sciences
Campus Riedberg, Biozentrum
building part N101, room 1.03