Interdisciplinary expert groups search for integrative solutions in the BioSC. Project teams from the main research areas of the BioSC are formed to address each issue.
Implementation of a sustainable bioeconomy requires networking among the diverse disciplines (such as the natural, engineering, agricultural, economic or social sciences) to develop new collaborations for joint solutions to urgent questions.
At the end of 2014, the BioSC expects a visit from Dr. Alexei Solovchenko from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is an expert in the field of algae biotechnology and will work together with the algae group at the IBG-2: Plant Sciences in the Forschungszentrum Jülich for three months.
The workshop will take place in 2015 and will bring together interested BioSC members particularly from the interdisciplinary “Systems Engineering” field. Further information will follow!
Algae assimilate carbon dioxide from the Earth atmosphere into energy-rich organic compounds that significantly contribute to sustaining food chains throughout the biosphere. As an essential part of photosynthetic phytoplankton, algae also represent a unique driver of global geochemical and energetic cycles that annually captures approx. 2000 million tons of carbon. Unlike higher plants, the immense potential of algae for modern bioeconomy has not been yet adequately exploited.mehr