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Ladies and gentlemen,


in this newsletter we would like to make you aware of several interesting BioSC events in the coming months. Besides the annual events BioSC Forum and BioSC Symposium, there will be an international workshop on nutrient recycling with algae, a BioSC Spotlight “Plant Performance” and the NRW PhD Day “Future bioeconomy” in collaboration with several NRW graduate schools.


We look back to the 2nd Global Bioeconomy Summit where BioSC co-organized three workshops, to the successful 3rd BioSC Spotlight “Phosphorus recovery and cycling” and to the RRB conference in Gent. Moreover we present a BMBF project from project that followed up from a BioSC project. Finally we have new coworkers in BioSC as well as a guest scientist.


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BioSC events 2018

For the coming months several BioSC events are being planned. In September a workshop on nutrient recycling with algae takes place in Jülich.  In October there is the next BioSC Spotlight on „Smart management of plant performance“ in Aachen.  In November, as in every year, the internal BioSC Forum and the public BioSC Symposium take place, this year in Bonn.

2nd Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin

The 2nd Global Bioeconomy Summit took place April 19 – 20, in Berlin. It was hosted by the German Bioeconomy Council and was attended by around 700 participants. The BioSC co-organized the workshops on biorefineries, bioeconomy education and  \"Measuring and monitoring the bioeconomy\".

International Cooperation in Education and Training – Workshop report from the 2nd Global Bioeconomy Summit

Research, innovation and education at all levels form an indispensable basis for the development of sustainable bioeconomy concepts. At the 2nd Global Bioeconomy Summit the BioSC was a co-organizer of a workshop on bioeconomy education.

3rd BioSC Spotlight: Phosphorus recovery and cycling

On June 15, 2018, the third event in the “BioSC Spotlight“ series took place in Aachen. 45 participants extensively exchanged views about phosphorus recycling. Scientists from academia and industry held a total of seven specialist lectures.

BioSC guest scientist: Prof. Gregory LeFevre, Iowa University

From June 26 to July 9, Prof. Gregory LeFevre, University of Iowa, stays in the Core Group of Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg, RWTH Aachen. Main topics of his research are biotransformations in relation to the impact and fate of various contaminants in the environment.

NemaContAnt: Successful follow-up application from BioSC project NovoSurf

Within the “Tailor-made bio-based ingredients for a competitive bio economy” support initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the two NovoSurf project partners successfully raised third-party funds to carry out the NemaContAnt joint project. This project evaluates the use of rhamnolipids to control plant parasitic nematodes.

14. International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries

From May 30 to June 1, 2018, the “International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries (RRB14)” took place in Ghent (Belgium). Participants from science and industry met for the 24th time to discuss the topic of bioeconomy.

People in BioSC

The BioSC welcomes two new core groups: Prof. Dr. Laura Hartmann, HHU Düsseldorf, and Dr. Stephan Küppers, Forschungszentrum Jülich. In the BioSC Office, Prof. Dr. Ingar Janzik undertakes from now on development and coordination of education measures.

Jobs | Calls | Events

New: Besides information on calls und events you find information on open positions in BioSC.


Regarding the events we would like to point out that BioSC becomes a conference partner of the REFAB conference (October 1-2, 2018). BioSC members may be offered to register with limited conference fees. Further information will be communicated to BioSC members via E-Mail.

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