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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

6th PhD Day "Future Bioeconomy"

September 28, 2021 | virtual

After five successful NRW-wide PhD Days on the topic of "Future Bioeconomy", this year the 6th NRW PhD Day will again take place as a full-day event on September 28, 2021. The aim of this meeting is to bring together young doctoral researchers from different scientific fields and locations in NRW and to provide them with a framework for networking and discussion on developments and future career paths in the bioeconomy. With this year's topic "Future Food - sustainable and efficient production", we want to convey to the PhD students how far-reaching the relevance of the topic "Bioeconomy in the Food Industry" is for science and industry. It addresses questions such as: Sustainable provision and use of food resources, process optimization in production, also by using residual streams, biotechnological extraction of food ingredients, novel food and acceptance strategies, etc..

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09:30 Welcome and Introduction
(in Zoom)
09:45 Short Introduction of the organizing institutions

Session I: Introduction and overview

10:00 Opening remarks RD'in Dr. Sonja Brandt
Ministry of Culture and Science NRW
10:10 Opening remarks Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior
Board member, Forschungszentrum Jülich
10:20 Impulse talk: Dr. Ananya Manna | European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
Reducing the carbon footprint of food production
10:40 Break

Session II: Plant-based Food


Dr. Katarzyna Wolinska-Griese | Infarm
Indoor Urban Farming GmbH

11:10 Sören Schilasky | Pfeifer & Langen
Pfeifer & Langen – a family business innovating food from field to fork
11:30 Break

Session III: Novel food and Food supplements

11:40 Dr. Britta Winterberg | Formo
The future of dairy – Combining biotechnology and food for sustainable cheese production
12:00 Dr. Peter van der Schaft | Axxence Aromatic GmbH
Natural Flavour Ingredients – the Role of Biotechnology
12:20 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Bioeconomy World-Café as "Speet-Meet"

13:30 Short introduction for the afternoon session (Prof. Dr. Ingar Janzik)
(in Gathertown)
13:40 Speed Meet
14:25 Break
14:40 Speed Meet
15:10 Panel with the morning speaker
15:45 Closing remarks