Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
15.11.2018

Successful 3rd International BioSC Symposium

On 12-13 November 2018, the 3rd International BioSC Symposium took place in Bonn, attended by around 170 participants. The event was opened by MinR`in Andrea Nooske from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. National and international speakers from academia and industry presented recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy. Besides the oral presentation, 48 posters, three of which were awarded, initiated lively discussions.

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14.11.2018

Well visited 5th BioSC Forum

The BioSC Forum 2018 took place on November 12 at the conference hotel of Gustav-Stresemann Institute in Bonn with around 130 participants. All projects funded in the frame of the NRW Strategy Project BioSC in 2018 were presented. Moreover, four Core Groups presented their bioeconomy activities beyond the NRW Strategy Project. Dr. Anita Loeschcke, HHU Düsseldorf, received the BioSC Supervision Award 2018.

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31.10.2018

3rd NRW-wide PhD Day

The third NRW-wide Doctoral Students Day, this time on the subject “Future Bioeconomy” with around 70 participants at the Lindner Congress Hotel Düsseldorf, was again a great success. The main focus was perception and representation of the bioeconomy in industry. Following keynote speeches in the morning, there was opportunity for direct and intensive exchange between representatives of bioeconomy-oriented companies and doctoral students within small groups in the afternoon.

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30.10.2018

4th BioSC Spotlight "Plant performance: News strategies for crop protection"

The fourth event in the “BioSC Spotlight“ series took place in Aachen on October 29, 2018. Scientists from academia and industry held a total of eight specialist lectures. The 47 participants took the opportunity for intensive discussion.

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10.09.2018

BioSC International Workshop: N/P/C storage pools in algae and cyanobacteria and nutrient uptake from waste streams

Purification and recycling of agriculturally used water is an issue that is receiving more and more attention. Algae can accumulate large quantities of nitrate or phosphate, for example, and thus have the potential to clean agricultural effluents as well as to be used as nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers. A BioSC workshop on this topic with international participation took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich on September 6 and 7, 2018.

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09.07.2018

BioSC guest scientist: Prof. Gregory LeFevre, Iowa University

From June 26 to July 9, Prof. Gregory LeFevre, University of Iowa, stayed in the Core Group of Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg, RWTH Aachen. Main topics of his research are biotransformations in relation to the impact and fate of various contaminants in the environment.

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