Interviews

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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.

Daniela Thrän

Understanding the bioeconomy system

The Leipzig Helmholtz researcher Daniela Thrän systematically examines Germany's path to bioeconomy. As co-author of the first Bioeconomy Monitoring, she knows the strengths and weaknesses of bio-based change – especially with regard to bioenergy systems.

Prof. Dr. Jan Schirawski

The smut whisperer

Jan Schirawski is researching the genome of smut in order to better understand the mechanism of action of this plant parasite.

Biotechnologin Dr. Vera Meyer

Building houses from fungi

Vera Meyer is fascinated by fungi: As a biotechnologist, she wants to use the metabolic potential of the living organisms to breathe life into the bioeconomy – but she also wants to inspire with art.

Customizing green packaging

Since 2013 PAPACKS has been developing packaging and products from renewable resources.

New impulses for electrobiotechnology

Biochemist Miriam Rosenbaum is a true pioneer in the field of electrobiotechnology. In the following interview she explains how she intends to replace oxygen in biotech processes.

Jörg Overmann

Smart analysis of microbial data treasures

Microbiologist Jörg Overmann wants to investigate the diversity of bacteria and relies on artificial intelligence.

The dairy cow of the future

The veterinarian Jens Baltissen talks about modern breeding approaches for dairy cows favored by bioeconomy researchers in the German Livestock Association.

Frieder Rubik

New solutions to reduce packaging waste

Together with partners from business and municipalities, Frieder Rubik is looking for new strategies to minimize the use of plastic packaging in retail.

Tonni Andersen

How plant roots communicate

Plant researcher Tonni Andersen is the 2019 Kovalevskaja Award winner. He seeks to understand how roots exchange information with soil microbes and is setting up a new research group at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne.

Michael Quintern

Getting the best from biowaste with worms

Michael Quintern breeds earthworms to transform biowaste into precious humus.

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Friederike Kögler

Training plants like athletes

Friederike Kögler has developed a method with which plants learn to survive with less water.

Michael Ohl

Capturing global biodiversity

The Berlin biologist Michael Ohl wants to record the diversity of animal species on earth with the help of innovative technologies - at the new Center for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery.

Biogas from mushrooms

Thomas Helle, Managing Director of Tübingen-based Novis GmbH, is developing a biogas plant using mushroom compost as part of the EU project "Smartmushroom".

Jamileh Javidpour

Utilizing jellyfish

Scientific assistant at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, and coordinator of the EU project "GoJelly".