Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”

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In December 2016 the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' started the project 'Protein Paradoxes: Protein Supply under the Conditions of Climate Change – Production, Consumption and Human Health'. The project is funded by the Leibniz Association and aims to evaluate protein supply strategies under continuous global population growth and climate change.

The production of food and feed for protein-supply under the conditions of climate change will be one of the major challenges of the coming decades. Protein raises many and often controversial questions regarding sustainable production and consumption patterns, and human and animal health, without further increasing the environmental and climate burden - particularly with regard to a growing global demand for meat-based protein and the climate impact of animal-based protein production.

The project enables synergies in protein research within the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' as a unique cluster of scientific competency in the field of food production and nutrition. In particular postdoctoral scientists will cooperate and exchange in order to develop research approaches to tackle the grand societal challenges along the complete chain of protein production, consumption, and health.


Juliane Arasin, M.A.

Project Coordinator 'Protein Paradoxes'

+49 331 - 5699 868


'Protein Research' Events

15.06.2019 | Stockmeyer Science Award 2019 The Heinrich-Stockmeyer-Foundation is offering a prize for outstanding food science research. Deadline: 15.06.2019 More

30.06-12.07.2019 | FoodBerlin Summer School "Sustainable Diets" of the research and innovation network for sustainable food systems "FoodBerlin"                        More

15.-17.07.2019 | Leibniz-Kolleg for Young Researchers 2019 more

05.-06.09.2019 | Insecta 2019 "The whole value chain from insect rearing to waste valorisation" more

23.-27.09.2019 | Conclave Bioeconomy at the University Bonn. Bioeconomy and modern biotechnology: ethical, legal and social aspects. More

07.-10.10.2019 | 'Aquaculture Europe 2019' Conference Theme: Our Future Growing from Water. Organised by the European Aquaculture Society, in Berlin. More

18-22.11.2019 | PEGS Europe 2019- Protein and Antibody Engineering Sumit 2019 in Lisbon Portugal. More

25.-28.08.2020 | Save the Date ‘16th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE’ Theme: Rising the impact of agricultural economics: multidisciplinarity, stakeholder engagement and novel approaches, Prague – Czech Republic More