Interviews

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Prof. Dr. Susanne Baldermann

"Vertical farming systems could also supply us with wheat in the future"

Alternative agricultural systems such as "vertical farming" are a focus of Susanne Baldermann's research work. With a view to healthy, sustainable nutrition, the food chemist is targeting secondary plant compounds, among other things.

Prof. Martina Brockmeier

"There is no easy solution to sustainably improving food systems"

Martina Brockmeier, an agricultural economist from Hohenheim, was elected as the future president of the Leibniz Association in November 2021. She sees bioeconomy research as an important contribution to achieving the global sustainability goals.

Prof. Philip Wigge Leiter Programmbereich „Funktionelle Pflanzenbiologie“ am Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse-und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) in Großbeeren

"We want to use temperature sensors to accelerate the breeding of climate-resistant plants"

The Potsdam molecular biologist Philip Wigge is researching the mechanisms by which plants detect and adapt to ambient temperatures.

Dr. Sönke Zaehle , Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie

"Excessive nutrient inputs can alter ecosystems"

Jena geoecologist Söhnke Zaehle is researching how nutrients such as nitrogen affect the material cycles of ecosystems.

Prof. Dr. Iris Lewandowski

"Sustainable bioeconomy can only succeed with society's involvement"

As co-chair of the German government's new Bioeconomy Council, Iris Lewandowski wants to stimulate public debate on the topic of biobased management. The agricultural scientist from the University of Hohenheim is an advocate of modern as well as ecologically compatible agriculture.

Biodiversitätsforscher Nico Eisenhauer

"Soil organisms are important ecosystem engineers"

The effects of climate change on soil biodiversity are the research focus of Leibniz Prize winner Nico Eisenhauer.

Linua Stegbauer

"Microalgae on building facades can green the city"

Linus Stegbauer wants to use microalgae to improve the urban climate by developing facade elements for buildings that are coated with a special biofilm of living microalgae.

Pflanzenzüchterin Maria von Korff Schmising

"Perennial grain crops are a resource-saving alternative"

Plant researcher Maria von Korff Schmising wants to make food production more sustainable by breeding perennial cereal crops.

"Design-to-fade concept particularly promising for the future"

Sascha Peters is a materials expert and trend scout for new technologies. He is convinced: The recycling of resources must already be considered in product design.

"Bioeconomy is the core of sustainability policy"

Sustainability researcher Dirk Messner has been President of the Federal Environment Agency since January of this year. In an interview he talks about the opportunities and challenges on the way to a bio-based economy, the corona pandemic and the value of global networking.

Creating regional bioeconomy areas

Ulrich Schurr wants to turn the Rhenish lignite mining area into a model region for a sustainable bioeconomy. To achieve this, he is relying on the regional strengths and conditions to master the structural change.