Since founding in 1996, our institute has established itself as an internationally recognized partner for research institutions and industrial companies. From basic research to service we work in different fields of plant biotechnology.
INSTITUTE FOR PLANT RESEARCH
With its basic and applied research AlPlanta contributes to environmental protection and user / consumer protection by implementing strategies in many of its projects to replace pesticides with low-side-effects and non-toxic alternatives. Through resistance breeding and / or marker development AlPlanta aims to optimize plant properties in order to minimize the use of pesticides and to make production sustainable.
AlPlanta scientists are member in various national and international committees and advisory boards. Furthermore, they are involved in Bachelor and Master Programs of the University of Mannheim, as well as with lectures and internships at the Universities of Heidelberg and Hohenheim. Together with the universities, the training of doctoral students takes place. AlPlanta cooperates with research institutions and universities, as well as with small and medium-sized companies in national and international projects. The institute publishes its results in high-quality journals and disseminates practice-relevant results in workshops and seminars. All applied work takes place in close cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate fruit-growing and viticulture industry.