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. More information will follow soon.



09:00 Welcome and introduction tba
09:10 PhytaPhoS - Optimizing the phosphorus cycle in the sugar beet production process by phytase supplement tba
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 tba

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 tba
12:00 HiQFlux - Quantifying metabolic network operation in compartimentalized organisms - yeast as a eukaryotic model tba
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 tba
14:20 SPREAD - Evaluation and development of energy plant Silphium perfoliatum L. as a source of renewable raw materials tba
14:50 Projects and funding beyound the NRW strategy project BioSC tba
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) tba

Elevator pitches for poster session 2: Follow-up project TaReCa, Follow-up projects on perennial plants, AP3, Bio2, CombiCom, 2 more FocusLabs (tba)

More posters in session 2: PlaMint, SPREAD

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 tba Prof. Michael Feldbrügge
HHU Düsseldorf
17:00 Funding opportunities in bioeconomy: Nationale Kontaktstelle Bioökonomie Dr. Stefan Rauschen (tbc)
Projektträger Jülich
17:30 Funding opportunities in bioeconomy: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. Susanne Baars
FNR e.V.
18:00 Wrap-up 
18:15 Get-together including infopoints about funding by NKS and FNR

is open. Please register her until 3rd November 2017:

Registration for BioSC members

Under this link you can also register for the BioSC Symposium on 28th November, if you wish.

The participation in the 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


For further information regarding this conference, please contact the BioSC office via