Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
At a glace:
We are researching light-based solutions for issues and challenges in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Solutions that make life safer, healthier and cleaner.
How can we support physicians in diagnosing cancer faster, more gently and more accurately? How can we help them to treat patients with life-threatening infections in a tailored manner and thus jointly counter the danger of growing antibiotic resistance? Which drug residues pollute our waters and what is in our food?
We use light to find solutions to such and similar questions and to urgent problems in the areas of health, environment, medicine and safety. We, that is currently around 400 employees, including approx. 100 doctoral students, from 36 countries.
The foundation for our research is laid by an outstanding technological infrastructure. There are three interrelated programme areas at the Leibniz-IPHT: Biophotonics, Fiber Optics and Photonic Detection.