Focus Topics

The basis for an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach at the Research Institute of Farm Animal Biology (FBN) is the spatially and content-wise concentrated cooperation of efficient working groups with a high degree of specialisation for the various biological functional levels worked on.

We conduct research into responsible livestock farming as an indispensable part of sustainable agriculture. The animal is at the centre of scientific questions, from the genome to metabolism and behaviour. In order to meet the requirements of practice in an interdisciplinary manner and to develop solutions for existing conflicts of objectives in the contexts of animal welfare, climate protection and biodiversity, we are focussing our research on four main topics: