Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

4th BioSC Forum on 27th November in Cologne

The internal BioSC Forum 2017 will take place on 27th November at Maternushaus, Cologne (Attention: change of date!). All BioSC projects that are running oder being finished in 2017 will be presented. For the first time there are also short presentations of externally funded projects that have arisen from the BioSC competence network. Moreover members of funding authorities are invited to present funding opportunities for bioeconomy topics.

On 29th November 2017 there will be a PhD Training Day for PhD students from BioSC Core Groups as in previous years.



09:00 Welcome and introduction Prof. Ulrich Schurr
FZ Jülich
09:10 PhytaPhoS - Optimizing the phosphorus cycle in the sugar beet production process by phytase supplement Ana Alejandra Robles Aguilar
FZ Jülich
09:40 BioDeg - Boosting plant biomass degradation by combined use of lignin- and cellulose-degrading enzymes Dr. Katja Koschorreck
HHU Düsseldorf
10:00 BiFuProts -Bifunctional proteins for plant protection Dr. Caspar Langenbach
RWTH Aachen

Elevator pitches for poster session 1: RIPE, PrimACs, InducTomE, PectiLyse, AlgalFertilizer

More posters in session 1: PhytaPhos, BioDeg, BiFuProts, CatIBs, HiQFlux, BeProMod

10:45 Poster Session with Coffee
11:30 CatIBs - Catalytically active inclusion bodies: New carrier-free enzyme immobilisates for biocatalysis Vera D. Jäger
HHU Düsseldorf
12:00 HiQFlux - Quantifying metabolic network operation in compartimentalized organisms - yeast as a eukaryotic model Dr. Birgitta Ebert
RWTH Aachen
12:20 BeProMod - Incremental multi-scale and multi-disciplinary modeling of processes in bioeconomy Tobias Ploch
RWTH Aachen


13:50 PlaMint - Investigate plant-microbe interactions to improve plant health and productivity Dr. Vera Göhre
HHU Düsseldorf
14:20 SPREAD - Silphium Perfoliatum - Resource Evaluation And Development

Dr. Elena Pestsova
HHU Düsseldorf

14:50 Projects and funding beyound the NRW strategy project BioSC Prof. Ulrich Schurr
FZ Jülich
15:00 Output and follow-up from BOOST FUND project GLUFACT: Patent application and BMBF project IMPRES (Call "Maßgeschneiderte biobasierte Inhaltsstoffe für eine wettbewerbsfähige Bioökonomie")
Prof. Uwe Deppenmeier
University of Bonn
15:15 Output and follow-up from projects GreenGel and BiFuProts: BMBF project Pro-Planta (Call Bioeconomy International) Dr. Felix Jakob
RWTH Aachen

Elevator pitches for poster session 2: Follow-up project TaReCa, AP3, Bio2, CombiCom, greenRelease, HyImPAct)

More posters in session 2: PlaMint, SPREAD, TTRAFFIC

15:45 Poster session with coffee 
16:30 Output and follow-up from projects ROXENSEUstiLyse and PectiLyse: ERA-IB consortium TTRAFFIC (FP7-KBBE, ERA-NET Industrial Biotechnology)

Dr. Nick Wierckx
RWTH Aachen

16:45 Output and follow-up from several BioSC projects at HHU Düsseldorf Prof. Michael Feldbrügge
HHU Düsseldorf
17:00 Funding opportunities in bioeconomy: Nationale Kontaktstelle Bioökonomie Dr. Stefan Rauschen
Projektträger Jülich
17:30 Funding opportunities in bioeconomy: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. Susanne Baars
FNR e.V.
18:00 Honoring of the Supervision Award winners

Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg
RWTH Aachen

18:10 Wrap-up  Prof. Ulrich Schurr
FZ Jülich
18:20 Get-together including infopoints about funding by NKS and FNR

Registration is closed.

The participation in the BioSC Forum is free of charge.

If you don`t have your residence in Cologne and you would like to stay in Cologne over night we kindly ask you to book the hotel on your own.  In case of interest, please contact or 0221-1631-0.

Directions to Maternushaus


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