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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Internal BioSC Workshop "Regulatory Affairs of Biorationals and Plant Protection Productions"

13th March 2020, 10:45 – 17:00 h, Jülich

Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-1: Biotechnology (15.4, Room 302)

This workshop will be held within the White Paper Project “Regulatory Affairs for plant protection products, biorationals, biobased products and techniques” It will be organized by members of the BioSC core group of Prof. Dr. Ralf Pude (INRES, Renewable Resources, University of Bonn) in cooperation with SCC GmbH ( The major aim of the workshop is to inform about the relevant legal framework for authorization of products in Europe and Germany.  A special emphasis will be given on biorationals and plant protection products as they have been developed in BioSC focus labs and other BioSC projects.


Unfortunately, the workshop has to be postponed due to the development of the spread of the Coronavirus.


8th December 2016, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

"Applications of synthetic microbial communities in bioeconomy"


On the 8th of December 2016, the BioSC core groups of Prof. Dr. K.-E. Jaeger and Jun. Prof. Dr. O. Ebenhöh hosted a workshop at the Heinrich Heine-University Düsseldorf within the context of their joint White Paper project "SynComBio ‑ Future applications of synthetic microbial communities in bioeconomy". The workshop entitled "Applications of synthetic microbial communities in bioeconomy" with 25 participants offered excellent presentations given by four invited speakers with different scientific or industrial backgrounds who provided detailed insights into a broad range of strategies, tools and applications regarding various microbial communities.

The symposium was opened by Dr. Simone Krafft (BioSC office) giving a short introduction into the structure and aims of the Bioeconomy Science Center. Subsequently, Dr. Antonella Succurro from the University of Cologne gave a talk describing the current status of mathematical modelling strategies for predicting community behavior, an important scientific field supporting the targeted design of synthetic communities in the future. Afterwards, Javier Giraldo (Proviron Industries, Belgium) provided insights into industrial applications of microbial communities, exemplified by strategies to enhance productivity in microalgal cultivation. A very interesting application of communities within basic research was portrayed by Dr. Pierre Stallforth (Hans-Knöll-Institute Jena) who applied co-cultivation approaches of bacteria and amoeba to identify a hitherto completely unknown class of antiprotozoal compounds. The panel of speakers was completed by Dr. Alexander Grünberger from the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-1 (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) who gave a talk on recent developments in the adaption of microfluidic devices and techniques to enable detailed investigation of microbial consortia and co-cultivations at the single cell level.

The workshop ended with a vivid discussion between the speakers and workshop participants about potential industrially promising targets, current bottlenecks in bioeconomy and future solutions that can be addressed by applying synthetic microbial communities.

22nd October 2015
University of Bonn, Rheinbach, Campus Klein Altendorf

„Cascade Utilization of Miscanthus to increase resource efficiency“

31. August 2015
Universität Bonn

„Was macht eigentlich ...? Kennenlernen der (sozio-)ökonomischen Forschung im BioSC“

30. April 2015
Campus Klein-Altendorf

Kaskadennutzung mehrjähriger Biomassepflanzen – Perspektiven für eine nachhaltige Bioökonomie

3. Dezember 2014
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Perspectives of Algal Technologies

10. Juli 2014
RWTH Aachen

Waschen bei Raumtemperatur

12. Juni 2014
RWTH Aachen

Identifizierung von innovativen Fragestellungen in der Bioverfahrenstechnik im Bereich der integrierten und effizienten Phosphornutzung

27. Mai 2014
Universität Bonn

Vertical Farming – ein aussichtsreicher Gegenstand für die bioökonomische Forschung?

17. März 2014
Universität Bonn

Efficient and integrated use and recycling of phosphorus in the value-added chain