Partners & Members

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock is a network of five Leibniz Institutes and the University of Rostock (Partners). From these partners, a total of 45 Working Groups are conducting research on phosphorus-relevant subjects.

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) at the University of Rostock

The core competences of LIKAT are in the field of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, from basic research on new catalytic reactions and catalysts, from screening to optimisation and industrial-scale transfer of the reactions, to characterisation of the intermediate steps and reaction mechanisms using a broad range of spectroscopic methods. Naturally, in homogeneous catalysis organophosphorus compounds, especially in relation to transitional metals, play a prominent role and because of their structural versatility they assume an important position in ligand systems and in the form of organocatalysts.

Members
Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller Angewandte Homogenkatalyse Cluster III
Prof. Dr. Armin Börner Asymmetrische Katalyse Cluster III
Dr. Hendrik Büttner Organokatalyse Cluster III
Prof. Dr. Marko Hapke Cycloadditionen und Übergangsmetallkatalyse Cluster III
Dr. Christian Hering-Junghans Small Molecule Activation Cluster III
Yuya Hu Organokatalyse Cluster III
Lars Longwitz Organokatalyse Cluster III
Dr. Dirk Michalik Analytik Cluster III
Prof. Dr. Uwe Rosenthal Koordinationschemische Katalyse Cluster III
Dr. Thomas Werner Organokatalyse Cluster III
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Dummerstorf

The FBN Dummerstorf conducts research on the  system-level functionality of livestock with the aim of animal-, resource-, climate- and environmentally-friendly animal husbandry as the basis of balanced agricultural production. The sustainable production of animal foodstuffs requires a comprehensive understanding of the performance characteristics and their differences among farm animals, which, scientifically, is possible only by a holistic observation of the interaction between life processes and different animal environments and means of production. The aim is to better understand the genetic and physiological bases of the different functions of the animal organism in order to derive innovative methods, technologies and product development as well as the foundations for regulations and support measures.

Members
Christian Gerlinger Genombiologie Cluster II
PD Dr. Tom Goldammer Genombiologie Cluster II
Franziska Just Genombiologie Cluster II
Dr. Michael Oster Genombiologie Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wimmers Genombiologie Cluster II
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

The IOW is dedicated to interdisciplinary marine research in coastal and marginal sees, especially research of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Its research departments are Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology. Besides basic research in marine science, the focus includes oceanography studies at the University of Rostock and the University of Greifswald. Furthermore, the environmental status of the Baltic Sea is monitored, e.g. the development of mineral nutrients concentrations and soluble and particulate substances such as organophosphorus compounds. To this end, the IOW can fall back on a large dataset that is linked internationally through the HELCOM treaty. It collaborates on the definition, monitoring and updating of national and international water protection agreements.

Members

Direktorat

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann Direktor Cluster I
Dr. René Friedland Ökosystemmodellierung Cluster I
Dr. Inga Krämer Koordinationsbüro

Sektion Biologische Meereskunde

Dr. Franziska Bitschofsky Mikrobielle Prozesse und Phosphorkreislauf Cluster I
Philipp Braun Mikrobielle Prozesse und Phosphorkreislauf Cluster I
Sandra Jahn Mikrobielle Prozesse und Phosphorkreislauf Cluster I
Dr. Monika Nausch Mikrobielle Prozesse und Phosphorkreislauf Cluster I
Dr. Angela Vogts NanoSIMS Labor Cluster Q

Sektion Marine Geologie

Prof. Dr. Michael Böttcher Geochemie und Isotopengeochemie Cluster I, Q
Dr. Thomas Leipe Mikroanalyse Cluster I, Q
Marko Lipka Geochemie und Isotopengeochemie Cluster I, Q

Sektion Meereschemie

Dr. Marion Abraham Organische Spurenstoffe Cluster I, Q
Lisa Felgentreu Allgemeine Meereschemie Cluster I
Dr. Günther Nausch Allgemeine Meereschemie Cluster I, Q
Constantin Recknagel Organische Spurenstoffe Cluster I, Q
Dr. Oliver Schmale Biogeochemie Umweltrelevanter Gase Cluster I, Q
Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull Organische Spurenstoffe Cluster I, Q
Dr. Wael Skeff Organische Spurenstoffe Cluster I, Q
Marisa Wirth Organische Spurenstoffe Cluster I, Q

Sektion Physikalische Ozeanographie und Messtechnik

Dr. Thomas Neumann Systemdynamik der Ostsee Cluster I
Dr. Daniel Neumann Marine biogeochemische Modellierung Cluster I
Dr. Hagen Radtke Systemdynamik der Ostsee Cluster I
Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Satellite Collections North, Groß Lüsewitz

As an internationally renowned research centre in the field of crop plant research, the IPK works on problems of modern biology in basic and applied research, with priority given to crop plants. The central concern is investigation of the genetic diversity of wild and cultivated plants. The internationally recognised crop bank (IPK-Genbank) primarily deals with the preservation, characterisation, evaluation and documentation of plant genetic resources. As the headquarters of the Satellite Collections North of the IPK-Genbank in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Gross Lüsewitz potato collections currently maintain and handle 6124 different potato accessions at their location in Groß Lüsewitz, with 1300 genotypes stored in liquid nitrogen in the main institute in Gatersleben.

Members
Dr. Silvia Bachmann-Pfabe Genbank, Teilsammlungen Nord Cluster II
Dr. Klaus Dehmer Genbank, Teilsammlungen Nord Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Andreas Graner Direktor
Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP), Greifswald

The Greifswald INP is Europe's largest non-university research centre for low-temperature plasma, its basis and its technical application. The goal, on the one hand, is application-oriented basic research and, on the other, the optimisation as well as the development of established plasma-supported methods and products. Currently, environmental engineering, energy technology, surface and material science as well as interdisciplinary subjects in  biology and medicine are the central fields of interest. Existing knowledge and advanced technological equipment should allow the utilisation of sparingly soluble phosphate raw materials by low-temperature-plasma treatment. This may allow the recycling of raw material sources such as animal meal, plant residues or phosphate-animal sludge.

Members
Dr. Volker Brüser Katalytische Materialien Cluster II
Sina Jahanbakhsh Katalytische Materialien Cluster II
Dr. Stephan Reuter Plasmamedizin/Dekontamination Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann Direktor
University of Rostock

The University of Rostock is one of the three oldest universities in Germany. Participating in the ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research are five departments of the University of Rostock: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UP), Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Law (JUF) and the University Hospital. The ScienceCampus is part of the Interdisciplinary Department (INF).

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AUF)

The participating departments of the AUF pool research capacities in the elucidation and optimisation of P cycles in ground–water–plant–animal systems. Additional areas of research are the technological development and optimisation of methods for the sustainable use of biological and secondary raw materials in closed P fluxes.

Members

PD Dr. Christel Baum Bodenkunde Cluster II
Dr. Karen Baumann Bodenkunde Cluster II
Dr. Adrian Bischoff-Lang Aquakultur und Sea-Ranching Cluster I, II
Dr. Luisa Borgelt Ernährungsphysiologie und Tierernährung Cluster II
Dr. Uwe Buczko Landschaftsökologie und Standortkunde Cluster I
Dr. Jörg Burgstaler Agrartechnologie und Verfahrenstechnik Cluster II
Michael Cramer Wasserwirtschaft Cluster II
Dr. Carsten Croonenbroeck Agrarökonomie Cluster II
apl. Prof. Dr. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Beatrice Garske Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Gerowitt Phytomedizin Cluster II
Dr. Manuela Görs Bodenkunde Cluster II
Theresa Gropp Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Peter Gros Bodenkunde Cluster II, Q
Jennifer Grünes Abfall- und Stoffstromwirtschaft Cluster II
Dr. Petra Kahle Ressourcenschutz und Bodenphysik Cluster I, II
Prof. Dr. Norbert Kanswohl Agrartechnologie und Verfahrenstechnik Cluster II
Dr. Mareike Kavka Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Dr. Ulrich Knaus Aquakultur und Sea-Ranching Cluster I, II
Stefan Koch Bodenphysik und Ressourcenschutz Cluster I, II
Prof. Dr. Peter Leinweber Bodenkunde Cluster II, Q
Prof. Dr. Bernd Lennartz Ressourcenschutz und Bodenphysik Cluster I, II
Barbara Mahnke Grünland und Futterbauwissenschaften Cluster I
Dr. Gert Morscheck Abfall- und Stoffstromwirtschaft Cluster II
Mohsen Morshedizad Bodenkunde Cluster II
Dr. Jürgen Müller Landschaftsökologie und Standortkunde Cluster I
Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles Abfall- und Stoffstromwirtschaft Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Harry Palm Aquakultur und Sea-Ranching Cluster I, II
Julia Prüter Bodenkunde Cluster I, Q
Sebastian Strauch Aquakultur und Sea-Ranching Cluster I, II
Jessica Stubenrauch Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Jens Tränckner Wasserwirtschaft Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Ralf Uptmoor Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Michael van Laak Landschaftsökologie und Standortkunde Cluster II
Telse Vogel Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Katrin Wacker Pflanzenbau Cluster II
Jutta Wieding Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik Cluster II
Dr. Denny Wiedow Agrartechnologie und Verfahrenstechnik Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Petra Wolf Ernährungsphysiologie und Tierernährung Cluster II
Prof. Dr. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig Grünland und Futterbauwissenschaften Cluster II
Anika Zacher Bodenkunde Cluster II
Dr. Dana Zimmer Bodenkunde Cluster II
Interdisciplinary Faculty (INF)

The INF merges the various scientific disciplines of the University of Rostock beyond their original subject limits into four interdisciplinary areas. These departments work on thematically focussed, future-oriented topics: "Life, Light and Material", "Maritime Systems", "Successful Aging" and Knowledge–Culture–Transformation". The first two research lines contribute significantly to the ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research, especially "Maritime Systems" with its research focus on coasts. It is here that the ScienceCampus is assigned.

Faculty of Law (JUF)

In the context of the ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research the JUF is dedicated to environmental-law problems of sustainability as the basis for creating a better legislative framework allowing for sufficient and efficient P use and recovery strategies. Thus there is close cooperation with the research unit Sustainability and Climate Policy (www.nachhaltigkeit-gerechtigkeit-klima.de).

Members

Caroline Douhaire Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik Cluster II
Prof. Felix Ekardt Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik Cluster II
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF)

The MNF encompasses the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics institutes, with focuses on research and teaching in marine biology, physical oceanography, environmental and marine chemistry, as well as optical and laser physics. For the ScienceCampus, the MNF contributes research into 1) P-fluxes in the water column/sediment of aquatic ecosystems, 2) the physiology of P uptake/storage systems of aquatic organisms, 3) chemistry/analytics of unusual phosphorus-containing compounds and 4) quantum chemical modelling.

Members

Dr. Ashour Ahmed Institut für Physik, Molekulare Quantendynamik Cluster Q
Dr. Maximilian Berthold Institut für Biowissenschaften, Angewandte Ökologie & Phykologie Cluster I, Q
Dr. Jonas Bresien Institut für Chemie, Anorganische Chemie Cluster III
PD Dr. Stefan Forster Institut für Biowissenschaften, Meeresbiologie Cluster I
Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten Institut für Biowissenschaften, Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie Cluster I, II
Prof. Udo Kragl Institut für Chemie, Abt. Analytische & Technische Chemie; Technische Chemie Cluster III
Prof. Oliver Kühn Institut für Physik, Molekulare Quantendynamik Cluster Q
Iris Schaub Institut für Biowissenschaften, Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie Cluster I
Prof. Dr. Axel Schulz Institut für Chemie, Anorganische Chemie Cluster III
PD Dr. Rhena Schumann Institut für Biowissenschaften, Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie, Biologische Station Zingst Cluster I, Q
Prof. Dr. Inna Sokolova Meeresbiologie Cluster II
Dr. Jan von Langermann Institut für Chemie, Biokatalyse Cluster III
Rostock University Medical Center (UMR)

The Institute for Experimental Surgery (IEC) belongs to the Rostock University Medical Center (UMR), one of the largest medical facilities of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Through its Central Laboratory Animal Facility the IEC offers optimal conditions for research into clinical issues using small- and large-animal models.

Members

PD Dr. Hugo Murua Escobar Hämatologie, Onkologie und Palliativmedizin Cluster III
Dr. Catrin Roolf Hämatologie, Onkologie und Palliativmedizin Cluster III
Prof. Brigitte Vollmar Institut für Experimentelle Chirurgie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock Cluster II