Baylabs in Germany

The history of Baylab begins in Wuppertal, Germany in 1998. The goal was clear at the start of the initiative: to let the young generation participate in the best possible way, what Bayer research is all about. The programs were soon extended to wider age groups and further topics. In Wuppertal, for example, a range of chemical and molecular biology topics are on the agenda, from basic chromatography to DNA analysis.

Three further Baylabs have since begun in Germany. In Berlin, where the second Baylab opened ten years later, young researchers are working on basic natural science and chemistry topics. One year later, in 2009, the first "green" Baylab opened: since then, young researchers have been able to conduct plant research at Bayer Monheim, a research campus of the Bayer Crop Science Division. The fourth location in Germany is Leverkusen – the Baylab opened here in 2010. At Baylab Leverkusen, a wide range of topics - from plant research to innovations in medicine - is offered to the young scientists.

Wuppertal

Do red leaves contain green leaf dye? To answer this question, young researchers use chromatographic separation techniques. In other projects, they might isolate the blueprint of life - DNA - from cells.

The Baylabs success story began here in Wuppertal, Germany, in 1998. Today there are more than ten Baylabs on five out of seven continents. more

Leverkusen

In Leverkusen, young researchers can learn how enzymes accelerate chemical reactions, or why they are ideal target molecules for drugs. In addition, they discover how microbes help plants to secure nutrition for the world.

In a very short walk from Bayer Group headquarters, you’ve arrived at the newest Baylab in Germany. more

Monheim

Inside the student lab in Monheim, Germany, almost everything revolves around plants. Here, young researchers learn how rapeseed oil is obtained, and how rapeseed plants can be modified by using targeted breeding.

Since 2009, the Bayer Group's plant research is represented in its own Baylab. more

Berlin

At Baylab Berlin, professional researchers use everyday chemistry to arouse enthusiasm for natural sciences. Therefore, young guests learn the pH value of cola and how sour the drink actually is. In addition, they discover what curry actually consists of and how cold ice can be.

Berlin’s Bayer Pharma location was the second Baylab site after Wuppertal. Since 2008, young researchers have been able to gain their first laboratory experiences here. more

Bergkamen

In Berkamen, Bayer's largest production site for active pharmaceutical ingredients, the success story of the Baylabs continues. The long-standing tradition of inviting students to the production site has been extended with the Baylab to include new interesting projects. more

Holiday Programs

Wuppertal

8 – 11 years

Baylab-kids@Junior Uni: Holiday Researchers
Promoting the joy to discover: Experiments in the area of everyday chemistry, biology and physics invite to research and discover.

  • Time: 4 days in Easter, summer and autumn holidays //  from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 14 children
  • Own arrival to the Junior Uni Wuppertal
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Dates 2019:
    Easter holidays: 23. – 26.04.2019 (fully booked » Waiting list)
    Summer holiday: 15. – 18.07.2019
    Autumn holidays: will be announced in spring 2019
  • Registration:
    HERE

If you have content-related questions please contact birgit5cf59c069184494b9c2cd3c32d7438ce.fassbender@6d67192a2cc64570be293931fa0d8a26bayer.com oder julie3cdabe6c046f461f8e524f9e86539383.luettgen@9edd93b0abe44267bafad224ab85b0dcbayer.com.

 12 – 15 years

Teen Researcher Days
Two days research on chemistry and biology topics, and at the third day visiting a production plant at the Bayer Wuppertal site.

  • Time: 3 days in Easter and autumn holidays // from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 16 teens
  • Own arrival
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Dates 2019:
    Easter holidays: 16. – 18.04.2019 (fully booked » Waiting list)
    Autumn holidays: will be announced in spring 2019
  • Registration:
    The easter holidays 2019 are fully booked. Click here for the waiting list.

If you have content-related questions please contact birgitd2628d55cab94f3ab396bdc25cf6e970.fassbender@2d72bc6835794cf4943141d068177db7bayer.com oder julied08643f7162040efb627748b28eb39df.luettgen@6223366d27564f02811004317c0c9cc9bayer.com.

Berlin

  Grades 9 – 11

Science „Trial Days“
Get insight into the three natural science vocational trainings „Chemielaborant”, “Biologielaborant” and “Pharmakant” with the typical fields of work. In the focus are practical experiments e.g. chemical synthesis, production of a cream or multiplication of bacteria.

  • Time: 3 full days
  • Number of participants: 20 teens
  • Own arrival
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Date 2018: 11. – 13. July
  • Registration: Find more information here.

Leverkusen

8 – 11 years

Holiday Researchers – Discover Science!
With experiments in biology and chemistry, the children become young researchers at Baylab Leverkusen. On 4 days each during the Easter, summer and autumn holidays they analyse colours, discover the special features of red cabbage juice, build their own lava lamp and much more.

  • Time: 4 days in Easter, summer and autumn holidays // from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 20 children
  • Own arrival
  • Please bring your own food for the breaks.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Dates 2019:
    Easter holidays: 15. – 18.04.2019 (fully booked » Waiting list)
    Summer holidays: 15. – 18.07.2019 (fully booked » Waiting list)
    Autumn holidays: will be announced in spring 2019
  • Registration:
    The easter and summer holidays 2019 are fully booked. Click here for the waiting list.

If you have content-related questions please contact birgitff0ec18c242c4ffa8c39577667c055de.fassbender@f44fb4b724a54affa5c6833c571413a8bayer.com oder julie4885fd1a1d014a25a478317960f6d47b.luettgen@1dd850eb20224e1aa57665db77afb893bayer.com.

12 – 15 years

Baylab Experience Week
The Baylab experience week has the motto "Discover what you are made of". In addition to experimenting in the labs, the young people learn to find creative solutions to problems through "Design Thinking". On the last day there will be a creative workshop from Bayer Culture.

  • Time: 5 days in summer holidays // from 9.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 20 teens
  • Own arrival
  • Please bring your own food for the breaks. // Lunch is provided.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Date 2019:
    19. – 23.08.2019 (fully booked » Waiting list)
  • Registration:
    The Baylab Experience Week 2019 is fully booked. Click here for the waiting list.

If you have content-related questions please contact birgit1d7f41477ba84178a007e12c05c5e1ff.fassbender@6fcce22ce307485ebffa017f5d432f1fbayer.com oder juliebe279de946a14fca8f28906e9ec799bd.luettgen@63adb894fc2a4f64a4bb641af8daf9fdbayer.com.

From age 16 and up

Teen Researcher Days
In addition to experimenting in the labs, students from age 16 and up are motivated to act independently using the "Design Thinking" method - how do I find creative solutions to problems, how do I develop new ideas? The last day is entirely dedicated to coding.

  • Time: 5 days in summer holidays // from 9.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 20 teens
  • Own arrival
  • Please bring your own food for the breaks. // Lunch is provided.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Date 2019:
    19. – 23.08.2019
  • Registration:
    HERE

If you have content-related questions please contact birgit1958e02dfc3a42c8844082b4ed1ef214.fassbender@9e13f37419bb4975a67d6529fe7ac97dbayer.com oder julied3cc686899464d5086f07e3b7cac94b2.luettgen@3898e5a0e7e64ec28549d7215791b1ebbayer.com.

Monheim

 14 – 17 years

Modern Agriculture and nutrition
On 4 days in the summer holidays, the Baylab Monheim invites interested young people from the age of 14 to 17 to experience modern agriculture. What does everyday lab life in plant research look like? What are the challenges of this century? These and many other questions are waiting for the participants.

  • Time: 4 days in summer holidays // from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.
  • Number of participants: 20 teens
  • Own arrival
  • Please bring your own food for the breaks.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Date 2018:
    15. – 18.07.2019
  • Registration:
    HERE

If you have content-related questions please contact birgit814d57cfe0bb4b9d8c72bbb5d42bbaa3.fassbender@852a2ac2df8e4c1fb1da7bf28fbc7312bayer.com oder julie86d5475ea2df4b65a55e7ac4d9223083.luettgen@be6843c565b1436b86d378632758081abayer.com.

Bergkamen

12 – 15 years

Researcher Days
During the summer holidays, Baylab offers four-day "Research Days" for young people aged 12 to 15.

Contact here.

Teacher Training

Wuppertal:
Pharma Research – from Molecule to Medicine

Scientists from Pharmaceuticals‘ reseach explain new approaches in the therapy of cardiovascular dieseases and cancer, and demonstrate which technologies are being used. The program includes lab visits with time for discussions with the researchers as well as the introduction of job descriptions in research and development.

For your orientation, you can find the programme from 2017 here (in German). For 2018 there will be an analogue programme. We will publish the updated version in advance and send it to the participants.

Date 2018: September 11th / 12th 2018 in Wuppertal

Registration: Please send an email with the subject "Pharma Forschung Wuppertal", your name, school and location to baylab@f2041abc129d4fcd843752192135f551bayer.com.

Berlin:
What are the Benefits of the Method „Gene Editing (CRISPR/CAS9)“ in Medicinal Research and in Agriculture?

Scientists from Bayer and from partner organizations present current applications of Gene Editing via CRISPR/CAS9 in the area of medicinal and agricultural research.

For your orientation, you can find the programme from 2017 here (in German). For 2018 there will be an analogue programme. We will publish the updated version in advance and send it to the participants.

Date 2018: September 4th 2018 in Berlin

Registration: baylab@c1e809a087384c009dc0ab07f04b71cbbayer.com

Please send an email with the subject "Gene Editing Berlin", your name, school and location to

.

Berlin:
„Deep Learning“: Make Artificial Intelligence Accessible for Pupils

The Bioinformatics team of Bayer Pharmaceuticals‘ Drug Discovery in Berlin explains main features, applications and perspectives of „Deep Learning“ with focus on benefits for healthcare research and invite to a Hackathon.

Detailed information will be sent to the participants in advance.

Date 2018: February 22nd 2018 in Berlin
Registration Please send an email with the subject "Deep Learning Berlin", your name, school and location to baylab@2165e24ca02d4171acafea7e56348991bayer.com.

Partnerships

We are pleased to have close collaboration with education initiatives which with great dedication care for the promotion of young people.

These include:

With our Baylabs in Wuppertal and Leverkusen, we are excursion site for our partners or we offer customized programs together with them.