08.06.2023 Nicole van Dam
"Environmental stress causes plants to lose the ability to defend themselves"
Nicole van Dam is an expert in chemical plant ecology and researches how plants use natural chemistry to communicate with friend and foe.
16.05.2023 Silvia Vignolini
„Nature has always been an impetus for technical developments“
As director of the newly established Department of „Sustainable and Bio-inspired Materials“ at the MPIKG, Silvia Vignolini aims to research and develop materials with predominantly optical functions, following Nature`s example.
07.11.2022 Birgit Lewandowski
Networking for the bioeconomy
For Birgit Lewandowski, uniting technology and sustainability is a matter close to her heart. On the board of the Biotechnologie-Förderverein IBB, the landscape ecologist with Viennese charm wants to establish a strong network for the bioeconomy.
12.11.2019 Nadja Alina Henke
Bacteria as pigment factories
Systems biologist Nadja Alina Henke uses bacteria as cell factories to produce the red pigment astaxanthin. Now, the 28-year-old hopes to bring the process to market with her start-up company Bicomer.