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Curt Beck

Lightweight wooden products

The director of the start-up Lignotube has developed innovative winding technology for the manufacture of wooden tubes. Whether for furniture manufacture, insulation or heating: wood can be used in a host of different ways. However, up to now the rigid and partially brittle structure of this ancient material has made it a challenge for designers, limiting its application in industry.

Jörg Riesmeier

From funds to firms

Jörg Riesmeier already worked as biochemical scientist as a well as a fund manager. In his recent years, he helped putting the industrial biotechnology-specialised company Direvo on a new course.

Die preisgekrönte Mikrobiologin Nicole Dubilier erforscht im Meer das Zusammenleben von Mikroben mit anderem Meeresgetier.

Searching for synergy in the ocean

Even as a child, Nicole Dubilier was fascinated by the sea. Today, she counts among the world's leading microbiologists.

Patron-goddess of poultry

Dagmar Köhler-Repp was in her mid-twenties when she took the brave step into self-employment. Immediately after completing her studies, the graduate founded the veterinary vaccine company Ripac-Labor.

Nach einer Karriere als Pflanzenphysiologe und Genetiker wurde Yuri Gleba Unternehmer.

Using plants as molecule factories

Yuri Gleba has developed a technology to produce drugs with tobacco plants. With his companies Nomad Biosciences and Icon Genetics the scientist played a role in the fight against Ebola.

Die gebürtige Französin Emmanuelle Charpentier leitet eine Forschungsabteilung am HZI in Braunschweig.

Cutting a swathe with her gene-scissors

Enemies are disposed of by the cutting-out of genetic material – this simple trick served as inspiration for French–born Emmanuelle Charpentier, ultimately leading her to revolutionise molecular biology. Today, at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Charpentier continues to conduct research and develop her exceptionally precise gene-scissors for use in biotechnology-related fields. 

Der Mikrobiologe Ulrich Rabausch

A microbiologist with entrepreneurial vision

The microbiologist Ulrich Rabausch is a scientist who now wants turn his dream of entrepreneurship into reality, aided by a millions-strong grant from the German Research Ministry’s GO-Bio competition.