Research themes

Natural capital

Innovative, evidence-based and user-driven approaches to better map, understand, manage and value the world’s natural capital.


Research on plants and animals, sustainable production systems and enabling technologies to innovate agriculture.

Environmental science and technology

Interdisciplinary engineering for the protection of the environment.


Multidisciplinary engineering support of the entire data-to-decision cycle for science, industry and society.

Green chemistry

Green Chemistry and the use of renewable resources for non-food applications focusses on the design, the study and the development of production processes to reduce the ecological and materials use footprint of the process.

Food, feed, health

Research of the complete food chain, from feed over to food to the impact of food on human health.


Innovations through molecular characterization and sustainable engineering of biological systems.