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ATB at a glance


Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100
14469 Potsdam
Tel.:  +49 (0)331 5699-0
Fax.: +49 (0)331 5699-849

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr. Barbara Sturm (Scientific Director and Chair of the Executive Board)
Tel.: +49 (0)331 5699-100


1992, Member of the Leibniz Association

Program areas:

Diversified crop production
Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Weltzien
Speaker: Dr. Henry Müller

Individualized livestock production
Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Amon
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Maria Höhne

Healthy foods
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. habil. Oliver Schlüter
Speaker: Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Barbara Sturm

Multifunctional biomaterials
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Ralf Pecenka
Speaker: Dr. Agata Olszewska-Widdrat

Integrated residue management
Speaker: Dr. rer. agr. Thomas Hoffmann
Speaker: Dr. rer. agr. Christiane Herrmann

Resources & Infrastructure:

Approx. 290 Employees (Dec 2022)
Interdisciplinary research teams
Targeted promotion of young researchers
Family oriented human resources management
Guest house

Excellent scientific infrastructure 
Strategic, programmatic research orientation
Consistent scale-up
Participation in national and international networks
Practice-oriented research 
Sector-specific knowledge and technology transfer

Basic funding of EUR 14,955 million EUR (2022) provided by the State of Brandenburg, MWFK, and the Federal Government, BMEL (50 % each)
Third-party funds amounting to about 8.5 million EUR