In phase 1 of the NRW Strategy Project BioSC, SEED FUND projects were funded that aimed at verifying the viability of innovative, explorative project ideas with relevance to bioeconomy where there was no or few preliminary work.
Project topics had to be selected in such a way that in each project at least two BioSC research areas and two BioSC affiliates were involved.
The duration was usually 12 months with a budget of a maximum of €150,000.
The table below displays how the research areas are integrated in the different projects.
Using invasive alien aquatic plant biomass for energy production
Structural Insights of Biohybrid Catalysts for Polylactide Synthesis
Boosting plant biomass degradation by combined use of lignin- and cellulose-degrading enzymes
Carotenoid cleaving enzymes for efficient biosynthesis of Saffron
Genetically encoded biosensors for dynamic and quantitative sensing of metabolic cofactors in subcellular compartments
Dirigent Proteins in Bioeconomy
Biomass flows and technological innovation in the bioeconomy: A global scenario analysis
Development of an ethylene measuring device for ethylene receptor characterization of plants
Everything in Flow – New Compartments for Cascade Reactions
Bifunctional Nanogel- based Fertilizers for Controlled Nutrition of Plants
Quantifying metabolic network operation in compartmentalized organisms - yeast as a eucaryotic model
Glucosinolate break-down products as modifiers of soil fungal lipids, protein profiles and allelopathy: Impacts on nodulation, mycorrhiza and growth of Fabaceae
Metabolic evolution of microorganisms for the efficient utilization of carbon sources
Genotype and environment as driving factors for quality of lignocelluloses from Miscanthus as raw material for industry
Establishing online-methodology to monitor growth of single species in fungal consortia
Identification of novel natural microbial surfactants
Efficient Redox sensing and engineering for optimization of biocatalysis
A proof of concept for an E. coli hydroxylation platform with efficient terpene/terpenoid translocation through the outer membrane
Improving plant biomass conversion by Ustilago maydis for sustainable production of platform chemicals
Defining optimum growth conditions for Ustilago maydis to increase the production of recombinant proteins
Production of glycolipid variants for industrial application by smart genetic engineering