The Helmholtz-Zentrum München HMGU and the Forschungszentrum Jülich FZJ 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 Experimental Environmental Simulation, the Department of Genomics and Systems Biology of Plant Genomes, as well as the new Institute "Microbe-Host Interactions") have been working together successfully for 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.