Drei verschiedene Maispflanzen nach einer Dürre und anschließender Wiederbewässerung. In den beiden rechten Pflanzen wurde ein Gen ausgeschaltet, wodurch sie weniger Seminal- und mehr Lateralwurzeln bildeten. Linke Pflanze mit intaktem Gen

How roots protect maize plants from drought

The domestication of maize has greatly changed the root system of the food plant. This is the conclusion of a study involving researchers from Bonn. They also identified a gene that is crucial for the breeding of drought-resistant plants.

BonaRes-Konferenz 2024 in Leipzig

Soil research: BonaRes experts take stock

Experts from science and agricultural practice discussed the key results of the soil research funding programme at the BonaRes conference in Leipzig.

v.l.n.r.: Beirat Florian Dr. Gerold Lukowski, Dr. Florain Köster, Vorstand Prof. Beatrice Großjohann, Dr. René Glas-Albrecht, Birgit Pscheidl

New bioeconomy alliance for bio-based healthcare products

At the BioEconomy Centre Anklam, an alliance of research and business has been established under the name IG Helix, which aims to increase the focus on the use of plant-based raw materials from the region – especially for health products.


Biotechnology in Germany: More than 1 billion euros flow into the sector

More fresh capital flowed into the German biotechnology sector in 2023 than in the previous year. There was also an increase in venture capital investments.

Blick in die BMBF-Broschüre Agrarsysteme der Zukunft

Agricultural systems of the future: the new brochure is now available

In the BMBF funding programme ‘Agricultural Systems of the Future’, eight large consortia are researching innovative approaches for the sustainable food production of tomorrow. A new brochure, which bioö has produced in cooperation with the participants, provides information on their concepts, objectives and successes to date.

Success stories


Research Map

In our research map you will find more than 800 research institutions in Germany dealing with topics relevant to the bioeconomy.

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