Luisa Gronenberg, : VP Technology Integration & Strain Development bei der Insempra GmbH in Martinsried

"Our robust yeast can process a wide range of waste streams"

Luisa Gronenberg and her team from the Munich start-up Insempra are developing an innovative bioprocess to produce polyester and polyamides from residual and waste materials. The team is receiving millions in funding from SPRIND.

Lena Hochrein

Yeasts: developing cell factory alternatives

The Potsdam junior research group TAILOR, led by Lena Hochrein, aims to optimize baker's yeast and other yeasts so that they can be used in a variety of ways as a cell factory for the bioeconomy.

Researcher Profiles

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.

Nadja 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.