The Team


Professor. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas

Professor. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas is coordinator and spokesman of the LOEWE Center of Insect Biotechnology since 2014. He is as well Professor for Applied Entomology and Director of the Institute for Insect Biotechnology at the University of Giessen and as well head of the project group Bio-Resources at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME).

From 2006 to 2013 he was Executive Director of the Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and has been executive director of the newly-formed – and world´s first – HE institution for insect biotechnology since 2015. From 2009, he headed the Fraunhofer project group Bioresources at the Technology and Innovation Center Gießen (TIG).

Professor. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas is a global pioneer in the field of insect biotechnology. His research focuses on Insect Biotechnology, Development of innovative approaches for the control of pest and vector insects, Insect immunity, ecology and evolution; Invasion Biology and Genome Biology and epigenetics of insects.