The BioSC event series „Spotlight“ was initiated in the beginning of 2017. In each Spotlight, a selected topic relevant to bioeconomy is being discussed by BioSC scientists and external experts during a one-day event.
October 29, 2018 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm | RWTH Aachen University
Otto-Bayer-Saal | Worringerweg 3 | 52074 Aachen
Plants are a major resource for sustainable bioeconomy. They provide food, feed, and fiber to a growing world population and ensure the renewable energy supply. In the frame of the 4th BioSC Spotlight, external guests and BioSC members will present their research activities aimed at contributing to sustainable agriculture by securing crop yield and quality while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use. The event will bring together experts of academia and industry in different disciplines, accelerate the identification of fruitful research fields for further collaboration, establish a network to analyze value chains, and explore opportunities for future dissemination activities.
Registration is open! Please register until October 15, 2018.
|10:30||Welcome and Introduction
||Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg,
Institute of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC
Plant Health Session I
Session Chair: Dr. Caspar Langenbach (RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC)
|10:45||The new paradigm in plant biotechnology: healthy crop through gene silencing and genome editing?||Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kogel, Institute of Phytopathology, University of Gießen
|11:15||C4 plant selective herbicides: A new approach to combat C4 weeds in arable crops||Prof. Dr. Georg Groth, Institute of Biochemical Plant Physiology, HHU Düsseldorf/ BioSC|
|11:45||Smart agriculture: Strategies to improve agricultural productivity and resilience to climate change, and to reduce pesticide and nutrient applications||Prof. Dr. Stefan Schillberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Molecular Ecology, Aachen|
|13:15||Plant defense priming in lab and field||Prof. Dr. Uwe Conrath, Institute of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen/ BioSC|
Plant Health Session II
Session Chair: Dr. Felix Jakob (RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC)
|13:45||Innovations and developments towards a more sustainable use of fertilizers||Dr. Mauricio Hunsche, COMPO EXPERT GmbH, Krefeld|
|14:15||Formulations for novel biological pest control strategies||Prof. Dr. Anant Patel, FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences|
|15:15||greenRelease for plant health||Dr. Felix Jakob, Institute of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen/ BioSC|
|15:45||Environmental analysis of an emerging technology – the case of greenRelease||Dr. Michael Wustmans, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn/ BioSC|
|16:15||Closing remarks||Prof. Dr. Uwe Conrath, Institute of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen/ BioSC|
|Get-together with snacks and drinks|