The Forschungszentrum Jülich FZJ and the Helmholtz-Zentrum München HMGU pursue the common goal of strengthening bioeconomy research in the Helmholtz Association and of creating a bridge between bio-economy and health research through concrete projects. To achieve this goal, the plant research activities of HMGU and FZJ will now be brought together in the Helmholtz Partnership for Plant Sciences (HPPS).

      This is based on a joint cooperation agreement signed in April 2017.

      Cooperation to date:

      The Institute for Bio- and Geosciences - Plant Sciences (IBG-2) of the FZJ and several institutes/departments of the HMGU (Institute for Biochemical Plant Pathology BIOP, the Research Unit Environmental Simulation, the Research Unit Genomics and Systems Biology of Plant Genomes, as well as the Institute "Microbe-Host Interactions") have been working together successfully over the past 15 years within the framework of the HGF programme and in third-party funded projects and have thus developed their expertise in a complementary way. This collaboration is being continued on the part of HMGU now by the Research Units Environmental Simulation (EUS) and Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB).