The Bioeconomy Science Center explanatory film provides a first insight into bioeconomy. It describes how interdisciplinary and integrative research cooperation on a regional scale can be organized and what is required to develop solution approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.Play video
Unfavorable and complex constraints such as limitation of agricultural areas, competing uses of renewable resources – energetically or materially – and changing consumption habits call for new cross-disciplinary approaches from the field of sustainable bioeconomy.
The sustainable production of energy and renewable resources through resource-efficient processes and the development of a closed-cycle economy is an important aspect of adapting to climate change. Already today, the concept of a sustainable bioeconomy offers many solutions for improving climate protection.more
This can only be achieved through sustainable management of our natural resources, including air, water, climate and ecosystems. A sustainable bioeconomy can provide a number of promising solutions in this area.more
Its storage capability is what makes bioenergy such an important part of the future energy mix. It is an indispensable component that can compete with energy sources such as wind and solar energy that are not always available. The sustainable bioeconomy offers solutions for developing integrated production processes for sustainable production.more
On 9 July 2019, the 6th BioSC Spotlight took place in Inden, on the edge of the Hambach opencast lignite mine, which was dedicated to structural change in the Rhenish mining area and the opportunities for agriculture within the framework of a sustainable bioeconomy. The approximately 80 participants came from science, business, local politics, agricultural administration, civil society, environmental associations and agricultural practice. The event took place in cooperation with the project 'Modellregion BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland'.more
On 7 July, the Open Day took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich with around 23,000 visitors. The bioeconomy trail designed by the Jülich BioSC Core Groups met with great interest. It illustrated the concept of a circular economy from the sustainable use of soil and water to plant production, the biotechnological production of materials and chemicals from biomass and the recovery of nutrients. The exhibition "Products of bioeconomy" also had numerous visitors.more
The second conference on “Synthetic Biology for Natural Products” took place from 02.-05.06.2019 in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). This year, the focus was laid on „The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery“. The BioSC was represented by contributions of co-workers from the IMET (HHU Düsseldorf), who presented their research within the BioSC FocusLabs „CombiCom“ and „Bio2“ in talks and poster sessions.more
On 11 June 2019, the 21st BioSC Lecture took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Prof. Dr. Erik Meers from the University of Ghent presented the Biorefine Cluster Europe. The Cluster networks research projects for the valorisation of residual flows from agriculture, agro- and food industry as well as biological waste and wastewater flows and supports the implementation of the results in practice.more
The research group “Bioprocesses and Bioanalytics” and the Helmholtz Innovation Lab “MiBioLab” at IBG-1 received the first Labvolution Award at the LABVOLUTION trade fair in Hanover on Tuesday. The award honours ideas that improve laboratories – in this case with the creation of an automated and miniaturised cultivation platform by Prof. Marco Oldiges’ research group. This received 1st place. The Labvolution trade fair in Hanover is the most important trade fair on the subject of digitisation and automation in the laboratory sector.more
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Courville, K. J., et al. (2019). "Smut infection of perennial hosts: the genome and the transcriptome of the Brassicaceae smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos reveal functionally conserved and novel effectors." New Phytologist.
September 16, 2019 (first phase)
Qualifizierte Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen erhalten die Chance, über einen Zeitraum von bis zu fünf Jahren vertieft zu forschen und damit zugleich die Voraussetzungen für eine Berufung als Hochschullehrer*in zu erfüllen. Die Forscher-Nachwuchsgruppen sind aufgerufen, substanziell zur Entwicklung von innovativen Verfahren und Produkten auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe beizutragen.
September 4, 2019
Young talents are awarded and get funded and can get in contact with economy. Application is possible until July 28th, 2019 online at www.effizienzpreis-nrw.de/nachwuchspreis.