The Leipzig Helmholtz researcher Daniela Thrän systematically examines Germany's path to bio-economy. As co-author of the first Bio-economy Monitoring, she knows the strengths and weaknesses of bio-based change – especially with regard to bioenergy systems.
Jan Schirawski is researching the genome of smut in order to better understand the mechanism of action of this plant parasite.
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.
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.
Since 2013 PAPACKS has been developing packaging and products from renewable resources.
Microbiologist Jörg Overmann wants to investigate the diversity of bacteria and relies on artificial intelligence.
The veterinarian Jens Baltissen talks about modern breeding approaches for dairy cows favored by bioeconomy researchers in the German Livestock Association.
Together with partners from business and municipalities, Frieder Rubik is looking for new strategies to minimize the use of plastic packaging in retail.
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 breeds earthworms to transform biowaste into precious humus.
Friederike Kögler has developed a method with which plants learn to survive with less water.
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.
Thomas Helle, Managing Director of Tübingen-based Novis GmbH, is developing a biogas plant using mushroom compost as part of the EU project "Smartmushroom".
Scientific assistant at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, and coordinator of the EU project "GoJelly".
Sonja Berensmeier uses computer models to design complex peptides for technical applications.
At TU Braunschweig, chemist Uwe Schröder is investigating how bacteria can generate electricity from waste water.
Water researcher Christian Schaum is looking for solutions to reduce the microplastics pollution of inland waters.
Making insects popular as a new source for protein - that is the goal of "snack insects" founder Folke Dammann. Since 2013, the company based near Hamburg is focused on snacks and cooking ingredients based on insects.
Heidi Schiller and her KAITO Projekt GmbH already introduced electricity from renewable resources to the Senegal. Now they are working to establish local reed as renewable building material.
Sabine Schmidt, CEO of Xaxiraxi, offers sustainable and fashionable clothes for people with skin problems.