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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Research program "Quality and safety of food and feed"

Plasma treatment of lambs´ lettuce

Our research spans the spectrum from primary production, processing, and consumption of food and feed using innovative and interdisciplinary approaches.

We carry out basic and applied research horizontally along the supply chains as well as vertically, from the „molecular level“ to pilot scale.

The research covers process chains from fresh or gently processed plant and animal products, including fruits, vegetables, grains, feed silage, milk and meat.

By providing strategies for sustainable, product-specific and bioefficient techniques we can reduce losses. Designing processes to be energy-efficient, eco-friendly, ergonomic, and economical will help to ensure the quantity, quality, and safety of food in the future. 


Areas of research

  • Physiological and physical produce properties as the basis for the development of sensors as well as of monitoring and control strategies for the process design
  • Non-invasive methods to improve quality and safety assessment for the production of fresh produce in high quality
  • Model-based and resource-efficient processing, preserving, drying, and storage of food and feed


Thematic focus


Program events

26. Mai 2011

Kaltes Plasma soll die mikrobiologische Sicherheit von Obst und Gemüse erhöhen

Improved harvesting technology for cucumbers

13 July 2012: ELER-Project of the month  In a joint project together with producers and...

ATB at the International Green Week Berlin

18 - 27 January 2013: At the International Green Week Berlin, ATB contributes with latest...

Program news

Double success: Two awards at two separate conferences in one week

June 19, 2019: Within a week, ATB's doctoral researcher Nandita Keshri was awarded twice for her...

EU-Projekt SHEALTHY gestartet

13. Juni 2019: Obst und Gemüse sollen künftig noch sicherer werden. Das ist das Ziel des...


Präzise und schnell: Neuer Sensor für das Monitoring der Atmungsrate in der Obst- und Gemüselagerung

13. März 2019: Das von WissenschaftlerInnen am Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie...

Einfach (und) wirksam: Heißwasserbehandlung bei Fresh-Cut-Äpfeln

5. Feb. 2019: Mit Hilfe einer Heißwasserbehandlung bei 55°C für eine Dauer von 30 bis 60 Sekunden...

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail