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Current Events │ 3. June 2021

Participants wanted for a Study on the Bioavailability of Micronutrients

Together with the German Institute of Human Nutrition and the University of Potsdam, we are looking for study participants for the two-day intervention study BioMiEL (Bioavailability of Micronutrients). We are looking for healthy women and men between 20 and 35 years or 60 and 75 years, with a body mass index between 19 and 29 […]

Together with the German Institute of Human Nutrition and the University of Potsdam, we are looking for study participants for the two-day intervention study BioMiEL (Bioavailability of Micronutrients).

We are looking for healthy women and men between 20 and 35 years or 60 and 75 years, with a body mass index between 19 and 29 kg/m2.

The BioMiEL study aims to investigate the bioavailability of the micronutrients lycopene, beta-carotene, selenium and zinc from a vegetable spread and from a dietary supplement. The BioMiEL study is a so-called cross-over intervention study. This means that the participants receive both the test preparation (spread) and the control preparation (food supplement) at intervals of approx. 14 days.

With this study we would like to contribute to improving the diagnosis and prevention of risk factors in old age.

As a thank you for participating, the test persons will receive a small surprise after each visit and participants without a monthly/semester ticket will be paid a travel allowance of 10€.

Are you interested in the study and would like to learn more? Information about the process, measurements and inclusion criteria can be found here: https://www.dife.de/news/studien/biomiel-studie/ .

You would like to participate in the study? Please contact us by phone at 033200 88-2277 or by email at HSZ-studie@dife.de 

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General │ 22. November 2021

Researcher (f,m,d) Innovation Centre for Wild Plant Cultivation in the Lausitz region – Reference Number: 17/2021/4

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, in collaboration with national and international research partners.

To undertake the research in this project, we are looking for a

Researcher (f,m,d) Innovation Centre for Wild Plant Cultivation in the Lausitz region

Reference Number: 17/2021/4

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13, 25% of the regular working time.

Employment will be available as soon as possible and will be initially until 30. September 2024.

The scientist will work within the project „Etablierung eines Anbau- und Verwertungssystems von gebietsheimischen und klimaangepassten Wildpflanzen mit hoher Wertschöpfung in der Lausitz (InnoWild)“. The project aims to identify novel bioactive ingredients in native wild plants and to contribute to new cultivation and utilization systems. The aim of the joint project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is also to establish a transfer centre for wild plants (Innovation Centre for Wild Plant Cultivation) in the Lausitz region, which will act as a demonstrator to ensure the transfer of knowledge and will be used as a central point of contact for further training with regard to wild plant utilization in the Lausitz region. In addition to the IGZ, partners of the project are Nagola Re GmbH and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU).

Tasks include

  • conception, realization and evaluation of surveys
  • conception of a cultivation and utilization network based on wild plants
  • creation and maintenance of a digital platform for knowledge transfer
  • communication with partners from industry and science
  • coordination of joint activities with different external partners
  • planning and implementation of information events
  • publication activities and presentation of results at conferences

We are looking for

  • a Master (MSc) or diploma degree in in agricultural sciences, natural sciences or comparable qualification
  • experience in the cultivation of wild plants and basic knowledge of the utilization of plant constituents from wild plants
  • experience with event planning and communication with stakeholders
  • knowledge of regional stakeholders/company structures in the field of cultivation, processing of plant raw materials, SMEs, etc. is desired
  • proficient use of office applications
  • experience in knowledge transfer and science management
  • independent and autonomous working style
  • high degree of responsibility, accuracy and ability to concentrate
  • ability to work in a team and very good communication skills in German and English

We offer

  • the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary basis on a current research project
  • challenging job in plant sciences
  • a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin
  • flexible and family-friendly working time models

Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV and copies of academic certificates.

More information on about the IGZ you can find under www.igzev.de. For questions please contact: Prof. Dr. Eckhard George (++49(0)33701 78 105; george@igzev.de).

We encourage a healthy work-life balance. The IGZ attaches great importance to equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The IGZ embraces diversity in its workforce, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief or ethnic origin.

We prefer to receive applications by email to personal@igzev.de in pdf format by 12.12.2021. Please cite the above reference number in the subject line of your email. Our postal address is: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren.

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General │ 17. November 2021

PhD student (f,m,d) in “Bioactivity of herbaceous wild plants” – Reference Number: 16/2021/2

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, in collaboration with national and international research partners.

To undertake the research in this project, we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious

PhD student (f,m,d) in “Bioactivity of herbaceous wild plants”

Reference Number: 16/2021/2

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13, 65% of the regular working time. The conferral of a doctorate is possible at the Hochschule Geisenheim University.

Employment will be available as soon as possible and will be initially until 30. September 2024.

The project is a part of the BMBF-funded project ‘Establishment of a cultivation and utilization system of native and climate-adapted wild plants with high added value in Lusatia (InnoWild)’. Within this project, bioactive compounds of herbaceous plants will be identified and quantified using complementary instrumental analytical methods. The successful candidate will extend these analytical measurements to microbial bioassays using those bioactive compounds, and investigates the molecular background of the accumulation of these compounds in planta using metabolite, transcript and protein analyses.

Tasks include

  • planning, implementation and evaluation of plant growth experiments
  • establishing and performing microbial assays
  • application of complementary molecular methods to characterize metabolite accumulation
  • writing scientific publications and presentation of results to international scientific audience

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications and profile

  • a Master (MSc) or diploma degree in biology, life sciences or related field, with strong emphasis on plant physiology
  • a firm background in the field of plant metabolism, microbiology, molecular biology tools
  • a very good proficiency in English (both oral and written), language skills in German is advantageous

We offer

  • an inspiring and dynamic scientific environment with state-of-the-art research facilities
  • a challenging job combining fundamental and applied plant science
  • a committed and competent team and a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin
  • flexible and family-friendly working time models

Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV and copies of academic certificates.

More information on about the IGZ you can find under www.igzev.de. For questions please contact: Dr. Katja Witzel (++49(0)33701 78 220; witzel@igzev.de).

We encourage a healthy work-life balance. The IGZ attaches great importance to equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The IGZ embraces diversity in its workforce, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief or ethnic origin.

We prefer to receive applications by email to personal@igzev.de in pdf format by 08.12.2021. Please cite the above reference number in the subject line of your email. Our postal address is: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren.

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General │ 17. November 2021

PhD student (f,m,d) in “Identification and characterization of plant compounds in herbaceous wild plants” – Reference Number: 15/2021/3

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental, nutritional and social sciences. IGZ is based in Großbeeren close to Berlin and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, in collaboration with national and international research partners.

To undertake the research in this project, we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious

PhD student (f,m,d) in “Identification and characterization of plant compounds in herbaceous wild plants”

Reference Number: 15/2021/3

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13, 65% of the regular working time. The conferral of a doctorate is possible at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Employment will be available as soon as possible and will be initially until 30. September 2024.

The PhD student will be part of the research group „OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways“ which is funded by the Leibniz-Association in the programme “Leibniz-Best Minds” and internationally well connected. The group investigates mechanistic relationships between secondary plant metabolites and the environment, the influence of food processing and effects on human health using state-of-the-art methods and instruments. The PhD-student will work on the project „Etablierung eines Anbau- und Verwertungssystems von gebietsheimischen und klimaangepassten Wildpflanzen mit hoher Wertschöpfung in der Lausitz (InnoWild)“. In that context, bioactive compounds of herbaceous plants will be identified and quantified using complementary instrumental analytical methods and environmental effects on these compounds will be investigated.

Tasks include

  • identification and quantification of plant secondary metabolites
  • design and execution of plant growth experiments and of analytical measurements using GC-MS and HPLC-MS
  • isolation of natural products and NMR analysis
  • method development of analytical methods
  • documentation of experiments
  • supervision of bachelor and master students
  • writing scientific publications and presentation of results to international scientific audience

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications and profile

  • a Master (MSc) or diploma degree in food chemistry, chemistry or a related field
  • working experience in instrumental analytical methods such as GC-MS, HPLC-MS, NMR
  • experience in plant cultivation technologies as well as in plant extraction methods for extraction of metabolites
  • readiness to learn usage of different analytical software
  • experiences with Excel for evaluation of results
  • readiness to work together with students and technicians
  • high sense of responsibility, accurateness, and ability to focus
  • readiness to integrate into an international working environment
  • good organization and English language communication skills, knowledge of German is advantageous

We offer

  • the possibility to contribute to an exciting project with importance for human nutrition
  • a challenging job in plant sciences
  • a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin with state-of-the art research facilities
  • participation in a successful, dedicated and team-oriented research group
  • flexible and family-friendly working time models

Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV and copies of academic certificates.

More information on about the IGZ you can find under www.igzev.de. For questions please contact: Dr. habil. Franziska Hanschen, Head of the Research Group OPTIGLUP (++49(0)33701 78 250; hanschen@igzev.de).

We encourage a healthy work-life balance. The IGZ attaches great importance to equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The IGZ embraces diversity in its workforce, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief or ethnic origin.

We prefer to receive applications by email to personal@igzev.de in pdf format by 08.12.2021. Please cite the above reference number in the subject line of your email. Our postal address is: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren.

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News │ 22. April 2021

An outstanding award – for Philip Wigge and for the IGZ

Philip Wigge, programme area head at IGZ, has been awarded a project by the European Research Council (ERC). . The project with the acronym “TIPTOP” is about how plants measure temperature changes and how they adapt to different temperatures. This is a so-called “ERC Advanced Grant”; a highly selective funding line in Europe. This year, […]

Philip Wigge, programme area head at IGZ, has been awarded a project by the European Research Council (ERC).
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The project with the acronym “TIPTOP” is about how plants measure temperature changes and how they adapt to different temperatures. This is a so-called “ERC Advanced Grant”; a highly selective funding line in Europe. This year, the state of Brandenburg is particularly successful with three approved projects in this funding line. We at the IGZ can be proud that, in addition to two projects on planetary research at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, Philipp Wigge’s group at the IGZ was also awarded.
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We congratulate Philip Wigge and his team for this great success. We know that this is a well-deserved result of hard work and great commitment. We will do everything we can to ensure that the new colleagues who will be working with us in the frame of the project have the best working conditions. We look forward to continuing to work together for the themes of our institute, and to contribute to the availability of healthy and safe food for all people, even in times of global change.
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It is a great day for the Institute, and also for our many friends and supporters. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ministries: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (MWFK) and Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL), who make our work possible through their funding and support. But especially, of course, congratulations once again to our colleague Philip Wigge!

We celebrate this day together!

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Eckhard George, Director of Research IGZ
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Photos below: Philip Wigge (left, credit: Mike Thornton). Plant cells are visualised containing temperature sensing proteins (in green). The cells are at higher temperature, and the proteins make speckles in response to temperature. This introduces changes in gene expression in the plant, enabling it to adapt to heat. (right, credit: Maolin Peng)
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Pressemitteilung deutsch (22.04.2021)

Press release english (22.04.2021)

 

Current Events │ 20. April 2021

7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference – Call for Papers

October 26-28, 2021 The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held […]

October 26-28, 2021

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held online during October 26-28, 2021. The conference is supported by American University Central Asia (AUCA), Mercy Corps, UNFPA, and the World Bank.

The confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Olga Shemyakina (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta (University of Toronto, Canada).

The annual LiK conference brings together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and to promote evidence-based policy making.

We invite the submission of proposals for entire sessions (comprising of three to four papers) or for individual research papers studying various aspects of socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia. We welcome empirical papers using panel micro data, especially panel data from the ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan Study’, which is openly accessible at http://idsc.iza.org/lik. We also encourage researchers to present other micro- and macroeconomic studies with the relevant topics of research. We encourage doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to apply to participate at the conference, using this opportunity to receive feedback from senior researchers and practitioners.

The topics of individual submissions or entire sessions may include but are not limited to:

 

  • Living with Covid-19
  • Employment, entrepreneurship and informality;
  • Migration and remittances;
  • Poverty and inequality;
  • Social protection and social safety nets;
  • Gender, children and intra-household decision making;
  • Education and health outcomes;
  • Nutrition and food security;
  • Demography, population dynamics;
  • Rural livelihoods and agricultural markets;
  • Impacts of trade and integration reforms;
  • Public services and decentralization;
  • Social capital and social cohesion;
  • Peace-building, trust and expectations;
  • Climate change and its impact;
  • Sustainable development goals.
  • Micro-level data, survey methodology and panel data collection;
  • Methods of rigorous impact evaluation.

 

 

Please send your submission by 30th of  June 2021 to the email address likconference2021@gmail.com. For session proposals, please list a session title, a session chair (with name and affiliation), a session organizer (with name and affiliation) and the titles and all co-authors (with names and affiliations) for each paper and enclose a 200-word session summary. For submissions of individual papers, we prefer to receive and will give priority to full papers but will also consider submissions of 200-word abstracts. The submissions should be in English. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by in early August 2021. 

The academic committee comprises of Prof. Kathryn Anderson (Vanderbilt University), Prof. Tilman Brück (IGZ/ISDC/NRI), Dr. Damir Esenaliev (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Saida Ismailakhunova (World Bank), Dr. Baktybek Kainazarov (UNFPA), Dr. Roman Mogilevskii (UCA), Dr. Kanat Tilekeyev (UCA), and Prof. Nurgul Ukueva (American University Central Asia).

The conference will be held online. If public health conditions related to the Corona pandemic improve by the time of the conference, the organisers may have some sessions organised in person in a venue in Bishkek to be identified. The languages of the conference are English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

There is no conference fee. Registration for participation in the conference, including for experts wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper, will close on 20 October 2021. For further information on the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, please see www.lifeinkyrgyzstan.org or send a message to likconference2021@gmail.com.

Organising Institutions

University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development. The Institute has produced a series of peer-reviewed research papers on social and economic issues, public administration and public policy relating to Central Asia and Afghanistan. For more information on IPPA, please visit: http://ucentralasia.org/Research/ippa

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IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops carries out basic and applied research supporting the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental plants and the rational use of natural resources. It contributes to understanding fundamentals of horticultural and plant science, sustainability in production and use of plants, healthy nutrition and wellbeing of the population. Its work is rated by acceptance and appreciation by professionals in practical horticulture and by the society, publications in high-ranking scientific journals and acquisition of competitive grants. For more information on IGZ, please visit: http://www.igzev.de/.

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ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility and humanitarian emergencies, providing policy advice and building capacity on international security and socio-economic development. We are unique in the global research scene for being dedicated to work exclusively on the security-development nexus. For more information on ISDC, please visit: https://isdc.org/.

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General │ 19. January 2021

COVID19 and the consequences for the people in Africa

COVID19 and the consequences in Africa What are the effects of COVID19 on people in Africa in different areas of life? The LwC-Africa research project examines the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 for people in different African regions. Tilman Brück leads the research project LwC-Africa (“Effects of Covid-19 on people in Africa in different areas of life”), […]

COVID19 and the consequences in Africa
What are the effects of COVID19 on people in Africa in different areas of life?

The LwC-Africa research project examines the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 for people in different African regions.

Tilman Brück leads the research project LwC-Africa (“Effects of Covid-19 on people in Africa in different areas of life”), which is financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. ISDC – International Security and Development Center gGmbH is a partner in the project.

“We want to find out how the lives of African citizens have changed as a result of the pandemic. For example, how do they make a living? Will the pandemic affect food security? What do citizens do to protect themselves from infection? Where are great fears? And how are people fighting the consequences of the pandemic? To date, too little is known about this to be able to take effective countermeasures,” explains Professor Dr. Tilman Brück, head of the research group Economic Development and Food Security at the IGZ.

Here you find all information.

Foto: YoPho via Shutterstock

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Current Events │ 2. December 2020

Corona Policy Briefs – Publications and Webinars

Our colleague Dr. Hanna Freudenreich from the working group “QUALITY.3 Economic Development and Food Security” contributed to the CoronaPolicy Briefs. The Policy Briefs are presented in webinars by the authors (in English): Effective Interventions to increase food and nutrition security in response to Covid-19: Dr. Kathrin Demmler (GAIN) & Dr. Hanna Freudenreich (IGZEV), Tuesday, December […]

Our colleague Dr. Hanna Freudenreich from the working group “QUALITY.3 Economic Development and Food Security” contributed to the CoronaPolicy Briefs.

The Policy Briefs are presented in webinars by the authors (in English):

  • Effective Interventions to increase food and nutrition security in response to Covid-19: Dr. Kathrin Demmler (GAIN) & Dr. Hanna Freudenreich (IGZEV), Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m., participation via WebEx link here
  • Evidence on Covid-19 Pandemic Control Interventions and their Impacts on Health-Related Outcomes: Dr. Alexandra Avdeenko & Dr. Esther Heesemann (C4ED), Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m., participation via WebEx link here
  • Protecting workers and firms in times of crisis – Key labour market policies for low- and middle-income countries: Dr. Jörg Langbein (KfW) & Dr. Michael Weber (World Bank), Thursday, December 10th, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m., participation via WebEx link here
  • Economic Integration into host communities in times of crisis:Dr. Jana Kuhnt (DIE) & Kirsten Schüttler (World Bank), Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m., participation via WebEx link here

Here you can find the Pilicy Briefs

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Current Events │ 16. October 2020

6th Annual “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference 2020

  The registration for participation for the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held online on 27-30 October 2020, is open. The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International […]

 

The registration for participation for the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held online on 27-30 October 2020, is open.

The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center in partnership with American University Central Asia, Mercy Corps, the World Bank, and support from Aga Khan Foundation.

The four-day conference will bring together national and international researchers and experts to exchange evidence, knowledge and experience on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, and beyond. The keynote speakers are Prof Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide) and Dr Bohdan Krawchenko (University of Central Asia).

If you wish to attend the conference, please fill in the registration form by 25 October 2020 by following the link: bit.ly/likreg. We will send the Zoom links to the conference sessions after the registration deadline. The conference program can be found at bit.ly/likconf. For further information on the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, please visit www.lifeinkyrgyzstan.org.

If you have any questions, please send us a message to likconference2020@gmail.com or contact Elita Bakirova from UCA by phone 00996 312 910 822 (Ext. 572).

We look forward to having a lively exchange of research, ideas and experiences at the Life in Kyrgyzstan conference 2020.

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General │ 24. September 2020

Dr. Franziska Hanschen receives the “Werner-Baltes-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” 2020

Dr. Franziska Hanschen received the “Werner-Baltes-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” 2020. This year, the “Werner-Baltes-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” was not awarded during the festive meeting of the German Food Chemists’ Day, as is usually the case, but on September 22nd, 2020 in the smallest group of Prof. Markus Fischer, Director of the Hamburg School of Food […]

Dr. Franziska Hanschen received the “Werner-Baltes-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” 2020.

This year, the “Werner-Baltes-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” was not awarded during the festive meeting of the German Food Chemists’ Day, as is usually the case, but on September 22nd, 2020 in the smallest group of Prof. Markus Fischer, Director of the Hamburg School of Food Science and the Institute for Food chemistry from the University of Hamburg and from Dr. Ansgar Ferner, deputy chairman of the Food Chemical Society of the GDCh and head of the Institute for Hygiene and Environment, Hamburg.

The award is intended to honor special scientific achievements of young specialist colleagues who are already independently scientifically active and are not yet permanently appointed, and to encourage them to further successful activities. The prize money is EUR 2000. The prize is awarded on the occasion of the annual food chemists’ day. The award winner presents his scientific achievements in a lecture.

Website of the German Chemical Society: https://en.gdch.de/ 

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Events │ 2. June 2020

Call for Sessions and Papers 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference

  Call for Sessions and Papers 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 28-29 October 2020 The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research […]

 

Call for Sessions and Papers

6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference

28-29 October 2020

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held in Bishkek on 28-29 October 2020. The conference is supported by American University Central Asia (AUCA), Mercy Corps, and the World Bank.

The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and to promote evidence-based policy making. This year, the conference will be preceded by the Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Data Users workshop, to be hold on 27 October.

We invite the submission of proposals for entire sessions (comprising of three to four papers) or for individual research papers studying various aspects of socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia. We welcome empirical papers using panel micro data, especially panel data from the “Life in Kyrgyzstan Study”, which is openly accessible at http://idsc.iza.org/lik. We also encourage researchers to present other micro- and macroeconomic studies with the relevant topics of research. We encourage doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to apply to participate at the conference, using this opportunity to receive feedback from senior researchers and practitioners.

The topics of individual submissions or entire sessions may include but are not limited to:

  • Living with Covid
  • Employment, entrepreneurship and informality
  • Migration and remittances
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Social protection and social safety nets
  • Gender, children and intra-household decision making
  • Education and health outcomes
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Rural livelihoods and agricultural markets
  • Impacts of trade and integration reforms
  • Public services and decentralization
  • Social capital and social cohesion
  • Peace-building, trust and expectations
  • Climate change and its impact
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Micro-level data, survey methodology and panel data collection
  • Methods of rigorous impact evaluation

Please send your submission by 10 June 2020 to the email address likconference2020@gmail.com.

For session proposals, please list a session title, a session chair (with name and affiliation), a session organizer (with name and affiliation) and the titles and all co-authors (with names and affiliations) for each paper and enclose a 200-word session summary. For submissions of individual papers, we prefer to receive and will give priority to full papers but will also consider submissions of 200-word abstracts. The submissions should be in English. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 30 June 2020.

The keynote speakers:

The keynote speakers are Prof. Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide) and Dr Bohdan Krawchenko (University of Central Asia).

The academic committee:

The academic committee comprises of Prof. Kathryn Anderson (Vanderbilt University), Prof. Tilman Brück (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Damir Esenaliev (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Roman Mogilevskii (UCA), Dr. Kanat Tilekeyev (UCA), and Prof. Nurgul Ukueva (American University Central Asia).

If public health conditions in times of the Corona pandemic permit, the conference will be held at Park Hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, on 28-29 October 2020. Alternatively, the conference will be held on the same days online, in a format to be determined. Either way, the organisers are committed to ensure a lively exchange of ideas and experiences on the topic of Life in Kyrgyzstan. In these testing times, evidence-based decision making is more valuable than ever. And the micro-level analysis of lives and livelihoods can make an important contribution to better policies in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

There is no conference fee. Please note that travel and accommodation funds cannot be provided. Registration for participation in the conference, including for experts wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper, will close on 20 October 2020. For further information on the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, please see www.lifeinkyrgyzstan.org or send a message to likconference2020@gmail.com.

Organising Institutions:

University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development. The Institute has produced a series of peer-reviewed research papers on social and economic issues, public administration and public policy relating to Central Asia and Afghanistan. For more information on IPPA, please visit: http://ucentralasia.org/Research/ippa

IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops carries out basic and applied research supporting the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental plants and the rational use of natural resources. It contributes to the success of horticulture in Germany and other countries, understanding fundamentals of horticultural and plant science, sustainability in production and use of plants, healthy nutrition and wellbeing of the population. Its work is rated by acceptance and appreciation by professionals in practical horticulture and by the society, publications in high-ranking scientific journals and acquisition of competitive grants. For more information on IGZ, please visit: http://www.igzev.de/.

ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a Berlin-based, non-for-profit research center conducting research, providing policy advice and building capacity on international security and socio-economic development. We are unique in the global research scene for being dedicated to work exclusively on the security-development nexus. For more information on ISDC, please visit: https://isdc.org/.

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Current Events │ 4. March 2020

Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) 2020

Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, food security, addressing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts, require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries New ideas and fresh research approaches are needed to meet these […]

Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, food security, addressing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts, require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries New ideas and fresh research approaches are needed to meet these challenges and young researchers in particular play a key role in doing so.

To address research questions at the environment-development interface and to helpovercome these structural barriers within academia, the five German research
institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, ZALF and ZMT have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster
interdisciplinary exchange and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars. As such LEADS also contributes
to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.

Date

March 9-10, 2020

Venue
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
info@leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

Contact person: Tilman Brück | E-Mail: brueck@igzev.de | Tel.: 03370178124

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Program

 

Events │ 28. January 2020

IGZ at the IPM Essen

This year we are again at the IPM in Essen. From January 28th, 2020 to January 31st, 2020 the world’s leading horticultural trade fair revolves around solutions and innovations in the green sector. You can find out everything about the solutions and innovations in the green sector. Sustainable and suitable products for climate changeare are […]

This year we are again at the IPM in Essen. From January 28th, 2020 to January 31st, 2020 the world’s leading horticultural trade fair revolves around solutions and innovations in the green sector. You can find out everything about the solutions and innovations in the green sector. Sustainable and suitable products for climate changeare are presented. These include heat- and cold-tolerant plant and shrub varieties, environmentally friendly and resource-saving packaging solutions, organic fertilisers and substrates, air-cleaning, easy-to-care for indoor plants and pots made of sustainable and biodegradable materials.

Our topic this year:

What influence do soil microorganism have on plant health?

The IGZ examines, among other things, the effects of microorganisms on plant systems in order to create the conditions for the development of sustainable cultivation strategies.

Background information on the research topic

We look forward to your visit in hall GA, stand GA-19!

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Ground plan

 

Events │ 9. January 2020

Call for Papers: Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) 2020

Berlin, Leibniz Association, March 9-10, 2020 Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, food security for all, decreasing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional […]

Berlin, Leibniz Association, March 9-10, 2020

Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, food security for all, decreasing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries. New ideas and fresh research approaches are needed to meet such challenges. Young researchers in particular play a key role in doing so. To address these important research challenges and help overcome these structural barriers within academia, the five German research institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, ZALF and ZMT have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster exchange on interdisciplinary and international research and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars. As such LEADS also contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.

We hereby invite you to join the next LEADS event in Berlin on March 9-10, 2020. We invite submissions of original and unpublished research papers that address at least one of the above mentioned societal challenges. We prefer empirical papers addressing questions at the intersection of socio-economics, ecological and technical studies – and we prefer receiving complete drafts of papers. There will be ample opportunities for academic discussion and network building.
Participants are encouraged to explore new research collaborations. Please send your submission (in English) and a short CV (maximum two pages) in PDF format by email to manuel.asbach@zalf.de by 31 January 2020. Decisions will be communicated in the beginning of February 2020. There will be discussants, therefore the final papers (completed or draft version) are due by March 1st, 2020. The conference language will be English.

For further information send an email to manuel.asbach@zalf.de.

Academic Committee:

Tilman Brück (IGZ)

Philipp Grundmann (ATB)

Jann Lay (GIGA)

Lasse Loft (ZALF)

Achim Schlüter (ZMT)

Organizing Committee:

Lasse Loft (ZALF)

Barbara Schröter (ZALF)

Jann Lay (GIGA)

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General │ 18. November 2019

What is the difference between fruits and vegetables?

In an interview with myHOMEBOOK  our colleague Dr. Anja Müller explains the difference between fruits and vegetables. “Vegetables are carrying only once in the course of life and fruits are carrying several times.”, Dr. Anja Müller But what about asparagus and artichokes? The answer and the entire interview can be found > here <.

In an interview with myHOMEBOOK  our colleague Dr. Anja Müller explains the difference between fruits and vegetables.

“Vegetables are carrying only once in the course of life and fruits are carrying several times.”, Dr. Anja Müller

But what about asparagus and artichokes? The answer and the entire interview can be found > here <.

Photo: ja ma (www.unsplash.com) 

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Current Events │ 12. November 2019

Mind The Lab Berlin 2019

Are salt plants, macro algae, crickets and jellyfish alternatives to traditional food sources? At the event Mind The Lab at the subway station Friedrichstraße we exchanged views on these and many other questions and we presented the project Food4Future. We would like to thank all interested visitors for the lively and informative exchange. Information about […]

Are salt plants, macro algae, crickets and jellyfish alternatives to traditional food sources?

At the event Mind The Lab at the subway station Friedrichstraße we exchanged views on these and many other questions and we presented the project Food4Future.

We would like to thank all interested visitors for the lively and informative exchange.

Information about the project Food4Future can be found > here <

Copyright: PDI und IGZ

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Current Events │ 4. November 2019

Food4Future at Mind The Lab Berlin 2019

What is the food for the future? We will give you the answer of these and other exciting questions about food for the future at the event Mind The Lab Berlin. From 2 pm to 8 pm we are at the subway station Friedrichstraße. We are looking forward to your visit. Information about the project […]

What is the food for the future?

We will give you the answer of these and other exciting questions about food for the future at the event Mind The Lab Berlin.
From 2 pm to 8 pm we are at the subway station Friedrichstraße. We are looking forward to your visit.

Information about the project Food4Future can be found> here <

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Current Events │ 1. November 2019

IGZ at the Foodtropolis

As a part of the Berlin Science Week our colleague Dr. Ariane Krause has given a talk at the event “Foodtropolis. Urban. Circular. Food.” on the topic: “Human excretions in the agricultural cycle” All information about the Berlin Science Week can be found> here <

As a part of the Berlin Science Week our colleague Dr. Ariane Krause has given a talk at the event “Foodtropolis. Urban. Circular. Food.” on the topic:

“Human excretions in the agricultural cycle”

All information about the Berlin Science Week can be found> here <

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Colloquia

Invitation to the guest talk, 05 November 2019

Venue: Conference room

Time: 1 p.m.

Speaker and title of the presentation: Prof. Marc Wolfram & Dr. Martina Artman

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden

Spatial sustainability science: The IOER research agenda and its intersections with horticulture research

Abstract:

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden investigates dynamic interactions between society, ecosystems and built environs at and across multiple spatial scales, as well as options and methods for responsible stewardship towards sustainability. The research is highly interdisciplinary, working across a range of disciplines in the social-, natural- and engineering sciences. It is also transdisciplinary, collaborating closely with stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors in knowledge co-production and -transfer. The IOER specifically aims to foster just urban and regional transformations that enable humanity to thrive within a safe ecological operating space. This agenda also entails diverse implications regarding the current and potential future role of horticulture research, considering for instance local food production, environmental quality and conditions, the circular economy, or human-nature relations more generally. Therefore, this presentation will provide a brief introduction and overview of the IOER and its research, focusing specifically on options and opportunities for collaboration with the IGZ.

Invitation to the guest talk of Prof. Marc Wolfram & Dr. Martina Artmann (PDF.)

 

Current Events │ 28. October 2019

Circulation instead of waste

How can human faeces be reused as a recycling fertilizer while conserving resources? Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner from the programme area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” report on their forward-looking research in the article of the Tagesspiegel. >Here < you will find the article. Photo: Dr. Ariane Krause

How can human faeces be reused as a recycling fertilizer while conserving resources?

Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner from the programme area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” report on their forward-looking research in the article of the Tagesspiegel.
>Here < you will find the article.

Not all urine-based fertilizers are equally suitable for raising the plants in the gully.

Photo: Dr. Ariane Krause

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Events │ 19. September 2019

SiEUGreen project partners from China visiting IGZ

On 04.09.2019 the SiEUGreen project partners from China visited us. In addition to exciting and diverse guest lectures on urban agriculture in China, there was also a tour of the IGZ site. During the tour the individual program areas presented their work, explain their experiments and showed the greenhouses. The following day, the delegation visited […]

On 04.09.2019 the SiEUGreen project partners from China visited us. In addition to exciting and diverse guest lectures on urban agriculture in China, there was also a tour of the IGZ site. During the tour the individual program areas presented their work, explain their experiments and showed the greenhouses.

The following day, the delegation visited the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). Dr. Hendrik Monsees gave us an exciting insight into the IGB, especially in the field of aquaponics. Afterwards we visited Havelia GmbH, one of the largest greenhouses in Germany. Here tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are produced.

Photos: Martin Lange (IGZ) & Franziska Häfner (IGZ)

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Bachelor-, Master-, Diplomarbeiten @en │ 1. July 2019

Invited guest, July 4th 2019 (Thursday)

Venue: Lecture room Time: 1 p.m.   Speaker and title: Prof Markus Schwarzländer Plant Energy Biology Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology Universität Münster   “Monitoring Cellular Energy Physiology and Regulation in Plants”   Abstract The energy conversion that occurs in plant cells requires tight surveillance and dynamic adjustment to meet demands, maintain efficiency and […]

Venue:

Lecture room

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title:

Prof Markus Schwarzländer

Plant Energy Biology

Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology

Universität Münster

 

“Monitoring Cellular Energy Physiology and Regulation in Plants”

 

Abstract

The energy conversion that occurs in plant cells requires tight surveillance and dynamic adjustment to meet demands, maintain efficiency and avoid dysfunction. Frequent and often dramatic changes in the environment and developmental transitions of plants, such as the day-night transitions, changes in oxygen availability or seed germination make tailored control mechanisms particularly important. Nevertheless there is a limited understanding of the dynamics of energy physiology and their regulation at the subcellular level in plants. We have been using quantitative confocal microscopy and fluorimetry to assess transitions in energy physiology in vivo using genetically-encoded fluorescent protein sensors. In this seminar I would like to highlight recent progress that we have made in dissecting subcellular ATP dynamics, redox regulation and calcium transport. The impact of cellular energy dynamics and its control as central determinant of plant-environment interactions will be discussed.

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Prof. Markus Schwarzländer: Announcement and abstract (pdf)

 

Colloquia

Guest talk, June 28th 2019 (Friday)

Venue:

Conference room

Time:

10 a.m.

 

Speaker and title of the presentation:

Dr. Eswarayya Ramireddy

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati)

„Smart roots for the development of climate-resilient crops“

Announcement for Dr Ramireddys presentation (Pdf)

 

Current Events │ 14. June 2019

Guest talk, July 3rd 2019 (Wednesday)

Venue: Conference room, Administration building Time: 1 p.m.   Speaker and title of the presentation: Dr. Andrea Matros University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine `Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

Venue:

Conference room, Administration building

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of the presentation:

Dr. Andrea Matros

University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

`Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

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announcement for download (pdf)

 

Current Events │ 26. May 2019

Light doping for vegetable production

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers. “The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and […]

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers.

“The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops and the Ferdinand Braun Institute are working together to develop UV LED modules that deliver the optimal UV spectrum for this. The aim is a surface spotlight that can be used in a greenhouse to irradiate plants precisely dosed with a defined wavelength”Prof. Michael Kneissl, Head of Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics at TU Berlin.

Press reviews:

TU-Berlin

The idw scientific information service 

pro-physik.de

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│ 22. May 2019

Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional expert discussion on “Desalination of urine-based recycling fertilizers”

On Tuesday, 21 May 2019, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik; DLR) and its Institute for Aerospace Medicine of, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig and the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences met with staff from the program […]

On Tuesday, 21 May 2019, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik; DLR) and its Institute for Aerospace Medicine of, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig and the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences met with staff from the program areas “Functional Plant Biology” (PB FUNCT), “Plant Quality and Food Safety” (PB QUALITY) and “Horticultural Systems of the Future” (PB HORTSYS) as well as the Scientific Director of the IGZ met for an expert discussion at our institute.

The aim of this meeting was to create a inter-institutional and interdisciplinary professional exchange on approaches and possibilities for the desalination of urine-based recycling fertilizers.

Background: Both urine and urine-based recycling fertilizers, such as C.R.O.P. or Aurin fertilizers, have a very high salt content (especially NaCl), which can be a problem in horticultural applications (i.e. salt stress for the plants). Possibilities to reduce the salt content include on the one hand process-technical approaches during the production of the recycling fertilizers, and on the other hand a cascade effect in which first salt-tolerant plants (so-called halophytes) and then vegetables are cultivated.

The participants exchanged information on preliminary work, experience and knowledge of their field and discussed relevant and interesting research questions. This meeting offered scientists from different fields the opportunity for an enriching and creative exchange of ideas. The interdisciplinary discussion ultimately led to a deeper and at the same time broader understanding of the problem and possible solutions by all participants. In the synthesis of the meeting the concept of a future research cooperation was outlined and thus the foundation stone for an interdisciplinary cooperation of the participating institutes was laid.

Photo, (c) IGZ: Dietmar Schwarz (IGZ, PB FUNCT; 2nd person from the right) shows an experiment to investigate salt stress in grafted tomato plants; in the picture (from right to left): Gerhild Bornemann (DLR), Tobias Hübner (UFZ), Jörg Kretzschmar (DBFZ), Franziska Häfner (IGZ, PB HORTSYS).

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Current Events │ 8. May 2019

IGZ at the Potsdamer Day Of Science

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is: DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom” The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect […]

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is:

DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom”

The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect DreamTeam! With exciting hands-on experiments we explain  how exactly this partnership works and what distinguishes it.

Location: University of Potsdam, Golm Campus

Start: 13:00 pm

End: 6:00 pm

All information: https://www.potsdamertagderwissenschaften.de/

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Events │ 7. May 2019

Symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”

On May 6th 2019, Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner of the program area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” (HORTSYS) invited to the symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”. The director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, first welcomed the numerous guests. This was followed […]

On May 6th 2019, Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner of the program area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” (HORTSYS) invited to the symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”. The director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, first welcomed the numerous guests. This was followed by a series of short lectures on the subject. Ariane Krause began with a lecture on ongoing research projects at the IGZ, which aim to increase sustainability in horticultural production systems through nutrient recycling. This was followed by Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai of the Technical University of Munich who discussed what the EU can learn from the Indian experience regarding their political framework to natural agriculture. Jasper Matthiessen & Karthik Jeganathan of the Arts of Living Foundation spoke about the experiences and the scientific background of the traditional Sri Sri Natural Farming principle in modern Indian agriculture. Julia Köninger of TU Munich spoke about future fertilization strategies in European and Indian agriculture. Dr. Daniel Münster of the University of Heidelberg concluded the round of lectures with insights into his ethnographic work on the Indian agricultural principle of “Zero Budget Natural Farming”. After a tour of the institute, during which the guests were able to gain an insight into the work of IGZ, the participants met in the afternoon to discuss future research questions and possible cooperation with a view to future EU calls. Already in December 2018 scientists from different disciplines met with representatives from practice, industry and ministries for a symposium on “Nutrient Cycling for Circular Economies”. We are pleased about the renewed interest in the dialogue on nutrient recycling, environmental services and horticulture and plan to continue this series of symposia.

 

Photo: (c) IGZ

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│ 3. May 2019

IGZ Symposium on “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”

Venue: Lecture room Großbeeren   Programme: 10:15 – 12:00 Talks by invited guest (15 min each & 5 min discussion; in english)   Speakers and titles of presentations:   Ariane Krause & Franziska Häfner (IGZ) “Increasing Sustainability in Horticultural Production Systems by Nutrient Cycling” Mrinalini Kochupillai (Technical University of Munich)   “The New EU Organic […]

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Programme:

10:15 – 12:00 Talks by invited guest (15 min each & 5 min discussion; in english)

 

Speakers and titles of presentations:

 

Ariane Krause & Franziska Häfner (IGZ)

  • “Increasing Sustainability in Horticultural Production Systems by Nutrient Cycling”

Mrinalini Kochupillai (Technical University of Munich)  

  • “The New EU Organic Regulations- What can the EU learn from the Indian Experience?”

Jasper Matthiessen & Karthik Jeganathan (International Arts of Living Foundation) 

  • “Ancient knowledge for modern agriculture – Sri Sri Natural Farming: Scientific background of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of India”

Julia Köninger (Technical University of Munich)  

  • “Overcoming the Intensification of European Agriculture: Learning from the Natural Farming Movement in India”

Daniel Münster (University of Heidelberg)

  • “Can Indian Natural Farming go global? Some reflections from ethnographic work with Zero Budget Natural Farming”

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Programme of the symposium (Pdf)

Abstracts of the talks (Pdf)

 

Current Events │ 3. May 2019

How can agriculture react to increasing weather extremes?

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary. Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture. The […]

Photo: Susanne Hakenjos

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary.

Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture.

The interview can be found here.

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Events │ 2. May 2019

Colombia Day at ZALF

On May 24, 2019, 09:30 am – 2:00 pm ZALF invites you to Colombia Day: “Sustainable land-use systems and food security contributing to peace-building in Colombia?” Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück (IGZ) will give a keynote-speech on the topic: Food Security, Sustainability and Peace: Can we have it all? And if so, how much does it […]

On May 24, 2019, 09:30 am – 2:00 pm ZALF invites you to Colombia Day: “Sustainable land-use systems and food security contributing to peace-building in Colombia?”

Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück (IGZ) will give a keynote-speech on the topic:

Food Security, Sustainability and Peace: Can we have it all? And if so, how much does it cost?

As part of a new ZALF project in Colombia researchers are investigating to what extent sustainable land use systems and food security can positively contribute to supporting the peace process in Colombia. A delegation from the National University in Bogota, Colombia, will visit ZALF. During this visit there will be a public workshop with lectures and discussions regarding:

  • the interdisciplinary networking of research activities with Latin America;
  • exchanges of current research approaches and current political developments; and
  • further planning of future research initiatives.

Colombia Day is a part of the research project “Implementing sustainable agricultural and livestock systems for simultaneous targeting of forest conservation for climate change mitigation (REDD+) and peace-building in Colombia,” which started in 2019 at ZALF.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

For more information and to register, please contact: susland@zalf.de

Info poster

Wald in Kolumbien: Quelle: © Hector Morales.

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Current Events │ 4. April 2019

Invitation to the symposium on May 6, 2019 at the IGZ

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject: “Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture” […]

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject:

“Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture”

Among other things, you can expect exciting lectures on the following topics: Increase the Sustainability in Horticultural Production Systems through Nutrient Cycling, Ancient Knowledge for Modern Agriculture – Sri Sri Natural Farming: Scientific Background of Traditional Ecological Knowledge on India, Can Indian Natural Agriculture Go Globally? Some considerations from the ethnographic work with Zero Budget Natural Farming

All information about the program can be found here.

For the registration of external guests, please contact Ariane Krause, krause@igzev.de

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Events │ 28. March 2019

Future Day (Zukunftstag) 2019, March 28th – gain knowledge and have fun

  The future lies in our hands – today, on Future Day 2019 (Zukunftstag 2019), we took the opportunity to show young people relevant future research topics and interesting jobs related to plant science. Eight girls and boys visited the IGZ for a one-day internship and were thrilled. They made soap, infiltrated tobacco plants, spread […]

 

The future lies in our hands – today, on Future Day 2019 (Zukunftstag 2019), we took the opportunity to show young people relevant future research topics and interesting jobs related to plant science.

Eight girls and boys visited the IGZ for a one-day internship and were thrilled. They made soap, infiltrated tobacco plants, spread yeast cultures on plates and tried out our microscopes. In the greenhouse, they were learned how to adjust the pH-value of nutrient solutions and had a look into climatic chambers and under the greenhouse. Overall, a diverse program under competent and friendly guidance by our staff for and with smart, interested children and young people.

We all had a very nice day and maybe we could give an impulse for later career decisions!

photo: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Website des "Zukunftstags"

 

Events │ 18. March 2019

Jahrestagung 2019 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung

Die diesjährige Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) findet vom 25. bis 27. September in Berlin statt. Die Konferenz wird gemeinsam von der Humboldt-Universität und dem IGZ organisiert. Es sind sowohl Vorträge als auch Poster erwünscht, die Ergebnisse der Pflanzenernährung in den Forschungsbereichen zeigen: umweltfreundliche Pflanzenernährung (z. B. Nährstoffeffizienz, Rhizosphärenprozesse, Symbiosen, Dünge- und Düngungstechnologie […]

Die diesjährige Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) findet vom 25. bis 27. September in Berlin statt. Die Konferenz wird gemeinsam von der Humboldt-Universität und dem IGZ organisiert.

Es sind sowohl Vorträge als auch Poster erwünscht, die Ergebnisse der Pflanzenernährung in den Forschungsbereichen zeigen:

  • umweltfreundliche Pflanzenernährung (z. B. Nährstoffeffizienz, Rhizosphärenprozesse, Symbiosen, Dünge- und Düngungstechnologie usw.)
  • Ertragsstabilität (z. B. Widerstandsfähigkeit gegenüber Nährstoffmängeln, Salzgehalt, Säuregehalt, Klimawandel usw.)
  • Lebensmittelgesundheit (z. B. Biofortifizierung, giftige Mineralien, bioaktive Verbindungen usw.)

Weitere aktuelle Informationen finden Sie hier:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) – Annual conference in Berlin, 25 – 27 September 2019

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│ 6. March 2019

26th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamentals

  The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA), the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Erfurt Research Centre for Horticultural Crops of the University of Applied Sciences cordially invite you to participate in 26th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamentals: Editing novelty. We welcome everyone engaged in basic and applied research and […]

 

The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA), the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Erfurt Research Centre for Horticultural Crops of the University of Applied Sciences cordially invite you to participate in 26th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamentals: Editing novelty. We welcome everyone engaged in basic and applied research and teaching, in cultivation and production or in public services related to breeding, growth and product quality of ornamentals.

The 26th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamentals will be held on September 1-4, 2019 at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt (Germany).

From now on, you can submit your abstracts for the 26th International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Ornamental Plants: Editing Novelty -> here <-.

Important dates:

Start of abstract submission: March 1, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15, 2019

Deadline for abstract modification: May 15, 2019

Deadline for full text paper submission: June 30, 2019

Deadline for full text paper modification: July 31, 2019

Program: https://www.eucarpia-ornamentals2018.org/program/

All information: https://www.eucarpia-ornamentals2018.org/

 

                              

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Events │ 28. February 2019

Fascination of Plants Day – Superhero Plant

On May 16th we are inviting you – “young researchers” from kindergardens and elementary schools – to visit us and learn about plants by watching, listening, tasting and interacting. How do plants eat meat? How do they drink? And how could you change their color? Or how do they interact with their environment? All these questions […]

On May 16th we are inviting you – “young researchers” from kindergardens and elementary schools – to visit us and learn about plants by watching, listening, tasting and interacting. How do plants eat meat? How do they drink? And how could you change their color? Or how do they interact with their environment? All these questions and many more will be answered during this day.

Date:

Thursday, May 16th 2019

Venue:

Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, Großbeeren

Time:

9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For further informationen and for registration of your kindergarden or school class please write to or call: Marina Korn (korn@igzev.de; 033701 – 78 238).

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News │ 11. February 2019

Successful completion of the doctorate

Our colleague Katja Frede has successfully completed her PhD with the title: “Light-modulated biosynthesis of carotenoids in Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis and the activation of Nrf2 by lutein in human retinal pigment epithelial cells” We congratulate Katja Frede and wish her all the best for her professional future.

Our colleague Katja Frede has successfully completed her PhD with the title:

“Light-modulated biosynthesis of carotenoids in Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis and the activation of Nrf2 by lutein in human retinal pigment epithelial cells”

We congratulate Katja Frede and wish her all the best for her professional future.

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Bachelor-, Master-, Diplomarbeiten @en │ 11. February 2019

Defense master thesis

We are pleased to inform you that our colleague Cornelia Kiesler has successfully defended her very good master thesis with the title: “Analysis of selected secondary metabolites and minerals in halophytes under salt treatment” We congratulate Cornelia Kiesler and wish her all the best for her professional future.

We are pleased to inform you that our colleague Cornelia Kiesler has successfully defended her very good master thesis with the title:
“Analysis of selected secondary metabolites and minerals in halophytes under salt treatment”

We congratulate Cornelia Kiesler and wish her all the best for her professional future.

Photo: Luisa Gierke, IGZ

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News │ 11. February 2019

Publication dissertation

We congratulate our colleague Ariane Krause on the successful publication of her dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin with the title: “Valuing wastes – an integrated system analysis of bioenergy, ecological sanitation, and soil fertility management in smallholder farming in Karagwe, Tanzania” Abstract: My dissertation had as its starting point the intention of two […]

We congratulate our colleague Ariane Krause on the successful publication of her dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin with the title:

“Valuing wastes – an integrated system analysis of bioenergy, ecological sanitation, and soil fertility management in smallholder farming in Karagwe, Tanzania”

Abstract:

My dissertation had as its starting point the intention of two Tanzanian farmer’s initiatives and their German partners to disseminate sustainable cooking and sanitation technologies to smallholder households in Karagwe District, in northwest Tanzania (TZ). These locally developed and adapted technologies include improved cook stoves, such as microgasifiers, and a system combining biogas digesters and burners for cooking, as well as urine-diverting dry toilets and thermal sterilization/pasteurization for ecological sanitation (EcoSan). Currently, the most common combination of technologies used for cooking and sanitation in Karagwe smallholdings is a three-stone fire and pit latrine. Switching to the new alternatives could potentially lead to (i) optimized resource consumption, (ii) lower environmental emissions, and (iii) a higher availability of domestic residues for soil fertility management. The latter include biogas slurry from anaerobic digestion, powdery biochar from microgasifiers, and sanitized human excreta from EcoSan facilities. These residues are `locally available resources’ that can be used for on-farm material cycling. Using TZ as an example and local initiatives as case studies, I have examined the triple nexus of `energy-sanitation-agriculture’ with an interdispicplinary multi-method approach.

Empirically and analytically, my results shed light on agronomic potentials of an intersectional resource management for circular economies and on values of material cycling in smallholder farming systems as well as on weak points in the system, from both ecological and socio-economic perspectives. As one example, I demonstrated that all the treatments analyzed could enhance crop productivity up to 400 % in a short-term experiment on the local Andosol. [Please see longer Abstract in my thesis for the summary of more results.]

Ultimately, I conclude that a particularly promising way of implementing an intersectional resource management around the nexus energy-sanitation-agriculture is the combination of using microgasifiers for cooking and implementing EcoSan, in addition to the combined recycling of biochar and sanitized excreta in `CaSa-compost’. This approach can achieve multiple goals including: (i) increase access to fertilizers, (ii) decrease nutrient depletion and acidification of soils, (iii) increase food production and farm income, (iv) reduce resource consumption, and (v) reduce environmental impacts, like global warming or eutrophication. For many smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, this practical approach thus represents a viable exit strategy from the vicious circle of soil acidity and P-scarcity leading to insufficient production of food crops, which in turn leads to insufficient production of residual matter for soil fertility management and improvement.

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Current Events │ 28. January 2019

Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM, International Plant Fair) 2019

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic […]

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic Life Pictures of Tomato Leaves” and our original prototype of a “green concrete wall”, all program areas were presented with a permanent PowerPoint presentation and brochures. The IGZ stand attracted a great deal of attention and many interesting contacts were made. Next year, the IPM takes place from January 28th to 31st.

 

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Zur Seite des Programmbereichs HORTSYS - Gartenbausysteme der Zukunft

 

Current Events │ 17. January 2019

International Green Week 2019 – We are on

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and […]

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and very interesting topics are in the research focus of our colleagues of programme area QUALITY “Plant quality and food security”. For more information on research follow the link below.

And visit us from of January, 18th to 27th at our stand in the very center of exhibition hall 23a. We will answer your questions and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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Website of the International Green Week

Link to Programme Area QUALITY

 

News │ 7. December 2018

Symposium „Nutrient recycling for circular economies“, December 5th, 2018

Within the Symposium on “Nutrient Recycling for circular economies” on December 5th, 2018, Prof. Dr. Kai Udert (Eawag) and Dr. Gerhild Bornemann (DLR) gave exciting talks on nutrient recycling from urine and its application in horticulture and space missions. In addition, the PhD students Mareike Mauerer (Humboldt University) and Grace Carin (ETH Zürich) complemented the […]

Within the Symposium on “Nutrient Recycling for circular economies” on December 5th, 2018, Prof. Dr. Kai Udert (Eawag) and Dr. Gerhild Bornemann (DLR) gave exciting talks on nutrient recycling from urine and its application in horticulture and space missions. In addition, the PhD students Mareike Mauerer (Humboldt University) and Grace Carin (ETH Zürich) complemented the symposium with their experimental results and project plans. After lunch the speakers and Symposium participants received a tour around IGZ. Firstly, Monika Schreiner gave an overview on food quality and analytical measurements. Afterwards, Dietmar Schwarz showed us his tomato experiment with drought stress and explained the advantages of grafting. As a third stop, the gas-exchange-greenhouse was visited, where Thomas Runge presented the measurement techniques and possibilities of the greenhouse. In a closing discussion round people from practise, federal office, industry, and research came together and talked about possibilities of nutrient recycling from human waste.

 

Photo: (c)IGZ

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Programme of the symposium "Nutrient recycling for circular economies" on December 5th 2018 (pdf)

 

Events │ 4. December 2018

Workshop on Knowledge Transfer in Environmental and Earth Sciences in the Leibniz – and the Helmholtz Associations

There are many research institutes focussing on environmental sciences and earth sciences belonging to the Leibniz association or Helmholtz association. All of them working on exciting topics highly relevant to science, politics, the public or industry. Being in contact with these stakeholders, starting a dialogue and involving them into projects has always been important, but it is getting even more important […]

There are many research institutes focussing on environmental sciences and earth sciences belonging to the Leibniz association or Helmholtz association. All of them working on exciting topics highly relevant to science, politics, the public or industry. Being in contact with these stakeholders, starting a dialogue and involving them into projects has always been important, but it is getting even more important during the last years.

This monday, december 3rd the Workshop “Wissenstransfer in den Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften bei Leibniz und Helmholtz” (`Knowledge transfer in environmental sciences and earth sciences´) took place in Berlin, supported by both associations. The workshop aimed to build networks between colleagues responsible for transfer in both associations, to find common topics and  identify challenges to work on. Discussions mainly focussed on culture of transfer at the institutions, stakeholder engagement, indicators of knowledge transfer and the development of competences in this field.

The event was initiated and organized by transfer managers from:

  • Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Johannes Graupner, IGB),
  • Earth System Knowledge Platform of the Helmholtz association (Nicola Isensahl, former ESKP),
  • Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (Marina Korn, IGZ),
  • Alfred-Wegner-Institute (Gesche Krause, AWI Helmholtz),
  • Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (Katharina Schmidt, ZALF & agrathaer)
  • and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Ulrike Sylla, PIK Leibniz).

During a final feedback round both, the idea and results of the workshop have been estimated very positively by the participants.

Foto: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Programm des Workshops "Wissenstransfer in den Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften bei Leibniz und Helmholtz" am 3.12.2018

 

News │ 29. November 2018

1st Meeting of the EPSO Working Group Nutritional Security

How to define nutritional security and how can plant science contribute to increase nutritional security? These are only two of the questions discussed on the first meeting of the newly established European Plant Science Organisation – EPSO Working Group “Nutritional Security” organized by IGZ Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau. Participants from around Europe are meeting […]

How to define nutritional security and how can plant science contribute to increase nutritional security? These are only two of the questions discussed on the first meeting of the newly established European Plant Science Organisation – EPSO Working Group “Nutritional Security” organized by IGZ Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau. Participants from around Europe are meeting in Berlin to figure out how research, economy and politics could contribute to enhancing nutritional values of the food consumed. It is well known that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is incredibly important. But convincing people to consume healthy, diverse food is also a matter of economic circumstances, education, communication and of trained habits.

 

 

 

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News │ 2. November 2018

Visit of Dr. L. Skrypnik from Russia

In October visited us Associate Professor Dr. Liubov Skrypnik from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia). Together with Professor Dr. Eckhard George and Professor Dr. Susanne Baldermann Dr. Skrypnik was working on study of effect of conventional and organic farming practices on bioactive compounds in leafy vegetables. This visit continued the research started […]

In October visited us Associate Professor Dr. Liubov Skrypnik from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia). Together with Professor Dr. Eckhard George and Professor Dr. Susanne Baldermann Dr. Skrypnik was working on study of effect of conventional and organic farming practices on bioactive compounds in leafy vegetables. This visit continued the research started last year and involved the analysis of carotenoids, chlorophylls and phenolic compounds in lettuce and spinach plant growing in nutrient solution with different nitrogen forms and organic fertilizer.

Special attention was paid to the discussions of the joint scientific directions and possibilities of student exchange between the School of Life Sciences IKBFU, the Leibniz-Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, and University Potsdam.

This visit was supported by the Russian Academic Excellence Project «5-100» at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.

Lamb’s lettuce in nutrient solution

Photos: Prof. Dr. Liubov Skrypnik

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Colloquia

Invited speaker, 19 November 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of presentation:

Dr Annette Piorr

Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

„Urban and Peri-urban agriculture in the EU“

Abtract:

The presentation will give a state of the art overview on urban agriculture and peri-urban agriculture (UPUA), the diversity of phenomena, motivations, distinctive features, benefits and limitations. UPUA is contextualized in relation to societal and economic transformations, EU strategic objectives, policies and regional food system approaches. Using best practice examples, the presentation demonstrates the need for an improved integration of UPUA into the policy agenda across sectors, domains and governance levels.

 

Colloquia

Invited speaker, 27 November 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

Time:

1p.m.

 

Speaker and title of presentation:

Prof Kerstin Kaufmann

Humboldt University Berlin

“Epigenetic control of gene activation in Arabidopsis flower development”

 

Abstract:

Developmental switches and cell fate decisions in plants require coordinated changes in the activities of thousands of genes. Concerted activities of transcription factors and epigenetic regulators are essential for spatiotemporal control of gene expression programs. Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) mediates the epigenetic memory of gene silencing in plant development, thereby restricting gene activities to specific cell types and developmental stages. RELATIVE OF EARLY FLOWERING 6 (REF6) is a Jumonji (JMJ)-type histone demethylase that counteracts PRC2-mediated gene silencing in plants. Research in my group recently showed that REF6 and its two close paralogs determine spatial ‘boundaries’ of the repressive histone H3K27me3 mark in the genome, and control the tissue-specific release from PRC2-mediated gene repression. Targeted mutagenesis revealed that these histone demethylases display pleiotropic, redundant functions in plant development, several of which depend on trans factor-mediated recruitment. Thus, JMJ-type histone demethylases restrict repressive chromatin domains, and contribute to tissue-specific gene activation via complementary targeting mechanisms.

 

 

Colloquia

Invited speaker, 16 November 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Time:

11 am

 

Speaker and Title:

Gerald Freymark

Team leader Biochemistry, Rijk Zwaan Breeding, The Netherlands 

Metabolic differences in chromosome substitution lines of Arabidopsis thaliana received by Reverse Breeding”

 

Abstract:

Traditionally, hybrid seeds are produced by crossing selected inbred lines. A recent method for haploid production in the model plant A. thaliana (Ravi and Chan, 2010) enabled us to provide a proof of concept for an alternative strategy: Reverse Breeding, a new approach that simplifies meiosis such that homozygous parental lines can be gene-rated from a vigorous hybrid individual (Dirks et al. 2003, 2009). We silenced DMC1, which encodes the meiotic recombination protein DISRUPTED MEIOTIC cDNA1, in hybrids of A. thaliana, so that non-recombined parental chromosomes segregate during meiosis (Wijnker et al. 2008, 2012). We then converted the resulting gametes into adult haploid plants, and subsequently into homozygous diploids, so that each contained half the genome of the original hybrid. From 36 homozygous lines, we were able to identify a complete set of chromosome-substitution lines. Some of those lines were analyzed for metabolic differences by LC-MS.  Among others, several glucosinolates have already been identified to decrease in one of the chromosome substitution lines. Elucidating the genetic differences between the parental lines can explain those metabolic changes.

 

 

 

Colloquia

Invited Speaker, November 1st 2018, 13Uhr

Venue:

Lecture room Grossbeeren

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of presentation:

Dr. Katja Boldt-Burisch

German Research Center for Geosciences

„Fungal root endophytes and their potential role for improving agriculture under nutrient and drought stress”

 

Abstract:

All terrestrial plants in natural ecosystems are assumed to have a symbiotic relationship with fungi, with particular importance attached to fungal root endophytes. This highly diverse group of fungi can have a profound impact on plant communities and their fitness by initiating tolerances against abiotic and biotic stressors. The aim of the project is to characterize selected fungal root endophytes from plants of disturbed sites (reclamation sites) or extreme habitats to characterize these fungi and to investigate their effect on the growth of agricultural plants under nutrient and drought stress.

 

Events │ 17. October 2018

2nd Meeting of the EPSO WG Horticulture, 16-17 October 2018

During the last two days, the 2nd Meeting of the Working Group Horticulture of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) took place at IGZ. Prof Eckhard George (director of Research of IGZ) and Dr Anja Dieleman (Wageningen University) are chairing the Working Group. The aim of this workshop was to update participants on current developments […]

During the last two days, the 2nd Meeting of the Working Group Horticulture of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) took place at IGZ. Prof Eckhard George (director of Research of IGZ) and Dr Anja Dieleman (Wageningen University) are chairing the Working Group.

The aim of this workshop was to update participants on current developments and initiatives of the European Commission in the field of Horticulture, and to discuss urgent issues in horticultural research with academia, industry and practice along the whole value chain. 

Being the main invited speaker of the meeting, Annette Schneegans from the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, B.2 Research and Innovation, gave an exciting presentation leading to a lively discussion.

During the 3rd meeting, which will be organized in 2019, participants and members of the working group  are going  to  discuss further common activities, with special regard to the new framework programme 9 `Horizon Europe´, focussing on mission-oriented research & innovation within the European Union.

It was a great pleasure to host the event and of course it is always an enrichment to meet european scientists working on different fields of horticulture.

 

Photo: Eva Piontek

 

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Events │ 17. October 2018

IGZ at the Schülerakademie

The aim of the Schülerakademie initiated by proWissen Potsdam e.V. is to bring together scientists and pupils. This week, year five pupils of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Schule from Potsdam got the opportunity to bake vegetable bread with our PhD student Rebecca Klopsch. The tasting of the delicious bread was the highlight of the day. The vegetable bread […]

The aim of the Schülerakademie initiated by proWissen Potsdam e.V. is to bring together scientists and pupils. This week, year five pupils of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Schule from Potsdam got the opportunity to bake vegetable bread with our PhD student Rebecca Klopsch. The tasting of the delicious bread was the highlight of the day.

The vegetable bread is a part of the project NutriAct. The aim is to increase the nutrients of bread by adding vegetables.

All information about NutriAct

All information about Schülerakademie

Photos: Luisa Gierke, IGZ

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Current Events │ 21. September 2018

Josef G. Knoll – European Science Award for our Colleague

Our colleague Ariane Krause was honored with the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis for her excellent doctoral thesis with the title: “Valuing wastes. An Integrated System Analysis of Bioenergy, Ecological Sanitation, and Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farming in Karagwe, Tanzania” at the  Tropentag Conference. Congratulation to our colleague Ariane Krause and to all […]

Our colleague Ariane Krause was honored with the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis for her excellent doctoral thesis with the title:

“Valuing wastes. An Integrated System Analysis of Bioenergy, Ecological Sanitation, and Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farming in Karagwe, Tanzania”

at the  Tropentag Conference. Congratulation to our colleague Ariane Krause and to all the winners.

 

Website of the Tropentag Conference

Website of the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis

 

Quelle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tropentag/44024645164

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General │ 4. September 2018

Is it possible to produce an urine-based fertilizer?

We have visited  Eawag in Switzerland to get the answer. In the scope of the research project “VUNA” they developed the new VUNA-recycling process. During the process they obtain nutrients out of urine and produce an urine-based fertilizer. The final product is called Aurin and has got a global approval. Photos: Ariane Krause und Franziska […]

We have visited  Eawag in Switzerland to get the answer.

In the scope of the research project “VUNA” they developed the new VUNA-recycling process. During the process they obtain nutrients out of urine and produce an urine-based fertilizer. The final product is called Aurin and has got a global approval.

Photos: Ariane Krause und Franziska Häfner, IGZ

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Current Events │ 4. September 2018

New at the IGZ: Philip A. Wigge

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ). After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying […]

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ).

After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying how yeast cells divide. During his postdoctoral studies he switched his research focus to plants, working at the Salk Institute and later at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. During this time he participated in the discovery of the compound that induces flowering in plants (florigen). Since 2005, Philip Wigge has been an independent group leader, first at the John Innes Centre in Norwich and since 2012 in Cambridge at the Sainsbury Laboratory. His research seeks to understand how plants sense and respond to temperature. Plants are remarkably responsive to temperature, and detect as little as a 1ºC difference in temperature. This is particularly relevant in the context of climate-change, where crop yields have already been adversely affected by heat stress. Philip Wigge will be a Head of Department at the IGZ and is particularly interested to develop wide-ranging collaborations within the Berlin/Brandenburg area to accelerate the development of climate-resilient agriculture.

IGZ und many of its cooperation partners are looking forward to work with Philip Wigge and his group. His work is of fundamental scientific interest, but also has a large potential value for food production systems in a changing environment. Philip is now transferring from Cambridge to Grossbeeren/Potsdam and will have his lab established at IGZ in spring of 2019.

Photo: Mike Thornton

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General │ 21. August 2018

Interview on Impact of Climate Change on Horticulture

Is there an influence of climate change on horticulture already today? How strong will future effects be and how to tackle the new environmental conditions? These are questions, discussed in the current issue of TASPO with Prof Eckhard George, director of research at IGZ. His answers on these and other questions are provided here: https://taspo.de/gruene-branche/interview-der-klimawandel-betrifft-jeden/ Prof Eckhard […]

Is there an influence of climate change on horticulture already today? How strong will future effects be and how to tackle the new environmental conditions? These are questions, discussed in the current issue of TASPO with Prof Eckhard George, director of research at IGZ.

His answers on these and other questions are provided here: https://taspo.de/gruene-branche/interview-der-klimawandel-betrifft-jeden/

Prof Eckhard George, director of Research at IGZ

Photographer: Eva Piontek

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TASPO, 20.08.2018 Interview: Der Klimawandel betrifft jeden

 

Current Events │ 21. August 2018

Space Medicine meets Horticulture

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people. […]

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people.

Monday this week Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga and Dr Oliver Opatz  from the   Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments  of the  Charité Berlin visited the IGZ. They were particularly interested in our state of the art technical infrastructures such as the gas exchange greenhouse and the climate chambers for investigating the impact of extreme environments (e.g. temperature) on the human body.

Prof Tilman  Brück, head of the Research Group Economic development and Food security, Prof Susanne Baldermann, head of RG Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition, and Dr Hanna Freudenreich explained the research  topics and methods of our institute. While showing Prof Gunga and Dr Opatz around, a lively discussion ensued on shared knowledge gaps, common methods and potential new bridges between  both  scientific fields – horticulture and (space) medicine.

 

Right to left: Ingo Hausschild (IGZ), Dr Oliver Opatz, Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dr Hanna Freudenreich (IGZ), Prof Tilman Brück (IGZ)

 

Look inside an accessible climate chamber

 

Discussing inside one of eight chamber of the  gas exchange greenhouse

Photos: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Current Events │ 6. August 2018

ABiTEP and Andermatt Biocontrol visit IGZ

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection. It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.   Photographer: Luisa Gierke

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection.

It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.  

Photographer: Luisa Gierke

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│ 17. August 2021

Ausschreibung Abschlussarbeit

Thema: „Aufklärung der Rolle von Aminen beim Abbau von Glucosinolaten in Brassica-Gemüse“ Ausgangslage: Die Zusammensetzung unserer Nahrung und die Wirkung enthaltender pflanzlicher Sekundärmetabolite auf unsere Gesundheit sind von zunehmender Bedeutung. Um ernährungsphysiologische Wirkungen dieser Inhaltstoffe abschätzen zu können, ist es essentiell ihre Stabilität und ihr Verhalten bei der Lebensmittelverarbeitung zu kennen. Sekundäre Pflanzeninhaltstoffe, wie Glucosinolate, […]

Thema: „Aufklärung der Rolle von Aminen beim Abbau von Glucosinolaten in Brassica-Gemüse“

Ausgangslage:

Die Zusammensetzung unserer Nahrung und die Wirkung enthaltender pflanzlicher Sekundärmetabolite auf unsere Gesundheit sind von zunehmender Bedeutung. Um ernährungsphysiologische Wirkungen dieser Inhaltstoffe abschätzen zu können, ist es essentiell ihre Stabilität und ihr Verhalten bei der Lebensmittelverarbeitung zu kennen.

Sekundäre Pflanzeninhaltstoffe, wie Glucosinolate, sind in Brassica-Gemüsen wie Brokkoli, Rot- oder Weißkohl enthalten. Bei Zellzerstörung durch Kauen oder Schneiden entstehen durch enzymatischen Abbau aus Glucosinolaten unter anderem die flüchtigen Isothiocyanate, die positive Effekte, wie z.B. eine krebspräventive Wirkung, auf die menschliche Gesundheit zeigen.

Brassica-Gemüse werden oft thermisch prozessiert, wodurch enzymatische Abbauprozesse inhibiert und thermische Abbauprozesse ermöglicht werden. Isothiocyanate sind unter diesen Bedingungen instabil und können Amine bilden. Auch ohne thermische Behandlung können Amine beim Glucosinolatabbau entstehen, wie wir kürzlich nachweisen konnten. Welche Rolle diese Amine in Lebensmitteln spielen könnten ist dabei bisher völlig unklar.

Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es daher, den Abbau von Glucosinolaten und Isothiocyanaten unter thermischen und nicht-thermischen Bedingungen zu untersuchen und die Aminbildung mit Hilfe der LC-MSn zu quantifizieren.

Aufgaben:

  • Untersuchung des thermischen Isothiocyanatabbaus bei verschiedenen pH-Werten unter Modellbedingungen
  • Untersuchung der Rolle von Aminen beim enzymatischen Glucosinolatabbau in Brassica-Gemüsen
  • Quantifizierung von Glucosinolaten und Glucosinolatabbauprodukten (Isothiocyanate, Amine, Thioharnstoffe,…) mittels LC-MS und GC-MS

 

Die Arbeit erfolgt am Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse und Zierpflanzenbau in Großbeeren.

Bewerbungen bitte an:

Dr. Franziska Hanschen, Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse und Zierpflanzenbau Großbeeren/Erfurt e.V., Abteilung Qualität, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, 14979 Großbeeren, Tel.: 033701 78241, hanschen@igzev.de

 

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│ 5. July 2021

NewFoodSystems im Interview mit Susanne Baldermann

Für die Reihe „Im Dialog“ des Innovationsforums NewFoodSystems sprach die Botschafterin Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel mit Prof. Dr. Susanne Baldermann  über die Entwicklung von Vertical Farming-Systemen zur Produktion von Lebensmitteln und die Entwicklung dieser neuen Anbausysteme in Deutschland im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern. Prof. Baldermann berichtet auch von ihrer Professur für „Food Metabolom“, die sie […]

Für die Reihe „Im Dialog“ des Innovationsforums NewFoodSystems sprach die Botschafterin Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel mit Prof. Dr. Susanne Baldermann  über die Entwicklung von Vertical Farming-Systemen zur Produktion von Lebensmitteln und die Entwicklung dieser neuen Anbausysteme in Deutschland im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern. Prof. Baldermann berichtet auch von ihrer Professur für „Food Metabolom“, die sie seit Anfang 2021 an der Universität Bayreuth innehat. Im Rahmen ihres Lehrstuhls liegt der Fokus auf der Analyse des pflanzlichen Sekundärstoffwechsels und dessen Bedeutung für die Qualitätsbildung und -erhaltung in Lebensmitteln.

Quelle: https://newfoodsystems.de/aktuelles/im-dialog/

Der Innovationsraum wird vom Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung (IVV) koordiniert.

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│ 11. June 2021

N-Expert 4.5.3 verfügbar

Das Computerprogramm N-Expert unterstützt Landwirte und Düngungsberater bei der Ermittlung des Düngungsbedarfs von Gemüsekulturen und bei der Erstellung von Berichten gemäß Düngeverordnung. Die N-Expert Version 4.5.3 enthält eine aktualisierte Datenbank mit Wetterdaten von 2004 bis 2019 und Überwinterungskulturen (Spinat, Porree, Zwiebeln, Petersilie und Feldsalat), des Weiteren wurden Informationstexte, Fehlermeldungen und Warnhinweise überarbeitet. Zur Verbesserung der […]

Das Computerprogramm N-Expert unterstützt Landwirte und Düngungsberater bei der Ermittlung des Düngungsbedarfs von Gemüsekulturen und bei der Erstellung von Berichten gemäß Düngeverordnung.

Die N-Expert Version 4.5.3 enthält eine aktualisierte Datenbank mit Wetterdaten von 2004 bis 2019 und Überwinterungskulturen (Spinat, Porree, Zwiebeln, Petersilie und Feldsalat), des Weiteren wurden Informationstexte, Fehlermeldungen und Warnhinweise überarbeitet. Zur Verbesserung der Nutzerfreundlichkeit wurden Scroll Bars eingefügt, organische Dünger können nach Kategorien gefiltert werden, der Export der N-Flüsse ist jetzt neben PDF Datei auch als SVG Datei (Vektorgrafik) möglich und die Verwaltung der eigenen Datenbanken wurde erleichtert.

Das Programm kann [hier] kostenlos heruntergeladen werden.

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│ 11. June 2021

Ressourcen aus der Schüssel- Projekt “REGION.Innovativ – zirkulierBAR” nimmt Arbeit auf

Berlin, 10. Juni 2021: Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung hat für das Vorhaben „REGION.Innovativ – zirkulierBAR: Interkommunale Akzeptanz für nachhaltige Wertschöpfung aus sanitären Nebenstoffströmen“ eine Zuwendung in Höhe von 2,4 Mio Euro beschieden. Dr. Ariane Krause, Forscherin am Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) e.V. und Initiatorin des zirkulierBAR Projekts begrüßt im Namen der […]

Berlin, 10. Juni 2021: Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung hat für das Vorhaben „REGION.Innovativ – zirkulierBAR: Interkommunale Akzeptanz für nachhaltige Wertschöpfung aus sanitären Nebenstoffströmen“ eine Zuwendung in Höhe von 2,4 Mio Euro beschieden.

Dr. Ariane Krause, Forscherin am Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) e.V. und Initiatorin des zirkulierBAR Projekts begrüßt im Namen der Partner diese Entscheidung:

Wiederholte Hitzesommer, die damit einhergehende Gefahr von Wasserknappheit und der Ruf nach nachhaltigen regionalen Kreislaufwirtschaftssystemen erfordern eine Prüfung, wie eine wasserlose Sammlung von sanitären Nebenstoffströmen und das regionale Recycling der enthaltenen Nährstoffe auch in Deutschland umsetzbar sind. Mit unserem Forschungsbeitrag wollen wir zu einem Systemwechsel beitragen, indem wir Nährstoffe, die in Inhalten aus Trockentoiletten enthalten sind, regional zirkulierBAR machen – ohne Einbußen in Qualitätssicherung und Verbraucherschutz.

Damit tragen wir auch zu der gerade veröffentlichten Nationalen Wasserstrategie des Bundesumweltministeriums (BMU) bei, die eine weitere Übernutzung und Überlastung der Wasserressourcen vermeiden will. Unser Forschungsvorhaben setzt genau hier an: Wir untersuchen die Vorteile neuartiger, dezentraler und zirkulärer Sanitärsysteme und greifen u.a. die Probleme der Abwasserwirtschaft auf (Frischwasserverbrauch, wenig Recycling, wenig Schadstoff-Ausschleusung) sowie der Klärschlamm- und Gülleverwertung (Hygiene, Kontaminationen mit Schwermetallen, Pharmazeutika oder Mikroplastik) auf.

Seit 2018 betreiben das Eberswalder Start-up Finizio – Future Sanitation und die Kreiswerke Barnim GmbH (KWB), ein interkommunal agierendes Kooperationsunternehmen, eine Pilotanlage zur kreislauforientierten Verwertung von Inhalten aus Trockentoiletten inklusive Logistiksystem. Die Pilotanlage ist die einzige in Deutschland, die aktuell einen Verwertungsweg für gewerblich gesammelte Inhalte aus Trockentoiletten ermöglicht. Durch die Förderung des BMBF können wir diese Anlage zu einer Forschungsanlage nutzen und erweitern, Blaupausen zum technischen und institutionellen Rahmen erarbeiten und die ökonomischen Potentiale ermitteln und letztlich ein übertragbares, auf Kreislaufwirtschaft basierendes Innovationsökosystem für Kommunen aufbauen. So leisten wir auch einen Beitrag zu der vom BMU geforderten „Entwicklung von bundesweiten Leitlinien, um die Verwaltungen und Infrastrukturbetreiber bei der langfristigen Planung zu unterstützen. Besonderen Wert wird auf natürliche und naturnahe Elemente gelegt.“

Das Forschungskonsortium wird seinen Arbeiten im Juni 2021 beginnen und bis zum Mai 2024 durchführen. Dabei haben sich bereits 20 Kommunen als interessierte Beobachter*innen aus dem gesamten Bundesgebiet angemeldet, um an den Erfahrungen des Reallabors teilhaben zu können, in dem Ressourcen geschont und Nährstoffe rezykliert werden können.

Die Partner*innen im zirkulierBAR Konsortium sind:
Das Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) in Großbeeren
Die Kommune Eberswalde (EW)
Die Kommune Landkreis Barnim (BAR)
Die Kreiswerke Barnim GmbH (KWB)
Die Finizio – Future Sanitation GmbH (FFS)
Die Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (HNEE)
Die Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
Das Deutsche Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (DBFZ)
Das Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI)
Die Kommunikations-Agentur „mfm- menschen für medien“ (mfm)

 

zirkulierBAR von REGION.innovativ

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│ 3. June 2021

Teilnehmer*innen gesucht für eine Studie nach Bioverfügbarkeit von Mikronährstoffen

Zusammen mit dem Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung und der Universität Potsdam suchen wir nach Studienteilnehmenden für die zweitägige Interventionsstudie BioMiEL (Bioverfügbarkeit von Mikronährstoffen). Gesucht werden gesunde Frauen und Männer zwischen 20 und 35 Jahren oder 60 und 75 Jahren, mit einem Body-Mass-Index zwischen 19 und 29 kg/m2. In der BioMiEL-Studie soll die Bioverfügbarkeit der Mikronährstoffe […]

Zusammen mit dem Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung und der Universität Potsdam suchen wir nach Studienteilnehmenden für die zweitägige Interventionsstudie BioMiEL (Bioverfügbarkeit von Mikronährstoffen).

Gesucht werden gesunde Frauen und Männer zwischen 20 und 35 Jahren oder 60 und 75 Jahren, mit einem Body-Mass-Index zwischen 19 und 29 kg/m2.

In der BioMiEL-Studie soll die Bioverfügbarkeit der Mikronährstoffe Lycopin, Beta-Carotin, Selen und Zink aus einem Gemüseaufstrich und aus einem Nahrungsergänzungsmittel untersucht werden. Bei der BioMiEL-Studie handelt es sich um eine so genannte Cross-over-Interventionsstudie. Das heißt, die Teilnehmenden bekommen im Abstand von ca. 14 Tagen sowohl das Prüfpräparat (Brotaufstrich) als auch das Kontrollpräparat (Nahrungsergänzungsmittel).

Mit dieser Studie möchten wir dazu beitragen, die Diagnostik und Vorbeugung von Risikofaktoren im Alter zu verbessern.

Als Dank für die Teilnahme erhalten die Proband*innen nach jedem Besuch eine kleine Überraschung und Teilnehmende ohne Monats-/Semesterticket bekommen eine Fahrtkostenpauschale von 10€ ausgezahlt.

Sie haben Interesse an der Studie und möchten Näheres dazu erfahren? Informationen zum Ablauf, den Messungen und Einschlusskriterien finden Sie hier: https://www.dife.de/news/studien/biomiel-studie/

Sie möchten an der Studie teilnehmen? Melden Sie sich gerne telefonisch unter 033200 88-2277 oder per Email unter HSZ-studie@dife.de.

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│ 2. June 2021

Digitale Veranstaltungsreihe: Zukunft der Ernährung – Politikpanel zu Visionen für 2050 & Lunch Break Series

Was essen wir in Zukunft? Am 9. Juni 2021, 18.00-19.00 Uhr startet die digitale Veranstaltungsreihe mit einem Politikpanel zu Strategien für die Ernährung von Morgen, eine Kooperation vom FUTURIUM und dem Forschungsverbund food4future. Das Politikpanel ist der Auftakt für die Lunch Break Series “Future Foods”, in der Forschende in zehn Lightning Talks in der Zeit […]

Was essen wir in Zukunft? Am 9. Juni 2021, 18.00-19.00 Uhr startet die digitale Veranstaltungsreihe mit einem Politikpanel zu Strategien für die Ernährung von Morgen, eine Kooperation vom FUTURIUM und dem Forschungsverbund food4future. Das Politikpanel ist der Auftakt für die Lunch Break Series “Future Foods”, in der Forschende in zehn Lightning Talks in der Zeit vom 10. – 23. Juni das Thema Zukunft der Ernährung aus den verschiedensten Perspektiven beleuchten.

Visionen für die Zukunft der Ernährung – Politik und Wissenschaft im Diskurs

Der Wunsch der Verbraucher*innen nach mehr Nachhaltigkeit, Transparenz und Fairness in der Ernährung führen zu Veränderungen im Konsumverhalten in Deutschland und Europa. Die wachsende Weltbevölkerung, die Folgen des Klimawandels und die ungleiche Verteilung verfügbarer Ressourcen gefährden auf globaler Ebene die Nahrungsmittelversorgung. Vielfältige Lösungsansätze für diese Herausforderungen, beispielsweise die Erschließung neuer pflanzlicher und tierischer Nahrungsquellen wie Algen und Insekten, aber auch Lebensmittel aus dem Labor sind bereits im Gespräch.

In der virtuellen Veranstaltung sind am 9. Juni 2021 ab 18 Uhr die Parlamentarischen Staatssekretäre der Bundesministerinnen für Bildung und Forschung sowie Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Dr. Michael Meister und Uwe Feiler, im Gespräch mit Dr. Peter Wehrheim, Leiter des Bereichs „Biowirtschaft und Lebensmittelsysteme“ bei der Europäischen Kommission, und Prof. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Direktorin des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik, zu ihren Visionen für den Speiseplan der Zukunft. Sie diskutieren aus ihrer Perspektive notwendige Weichenstellungen und Strategien für eine nachhaltige, faire und gesunde Ernährung. Einwürfe aus der Forschungsperspektive liefert Prof. Monika Schreiner, Koordinatorin des food4future-Forschungsverbundes vom Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau: „Wir können die Herausforderungen, die an unsere Lebensmittelsysteme gestellt werden, nur bewältigen, wenn wir systemisch denken, das Silodenken überwinden und Akteur*innen auf allen Ebenen einbeziehen.“

Reise in die Ernährungszukunft – die Viertelstunde Brainfood mit der Lunch Break Series

Warum gehören Quallen, Seegurken oder Algen auf den Speiseplan der Zukunft? Wie sieht die essbare Stadt der Zukunft aus? Und wie können wir unsere Ernährung „smart“ machen? Diese und weitere Fragen stehen im Fokus der sich anschließenden Lunch Break Series „Future Foods“. In zehn Episoden zeigen Wissenschaftler*innen aus dem Forschungsverbund food4future montags bis freitags zwischen dem 10. und 23. Juni 2021 jeweils ab 13 Uhr aus den unterschiedlichsten Blickwinkeln ihre Visionen für die Zukunft der Ernährung – von A wie Anthropologie über M wie Meeresbiologie bis Z wie Zukunftsliteratur.

Veranstaltungsplattform: Youtube.com/FUTURIUM

Mehr Informationen: https://www.food4future.de/de/aktuelles/news/2021-06-02-politikpanel-visionen-fur-2050-und-lunch-break-series-future-foods

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│ 21. May 2021

Proband*innen gesucht für eine Epithionitrilstudie

Zusammen mit dem DIfE und der Uni Potsdam möchten wir eine Humanstudie zum Metabolismus von Epithionitrilen aus Brassica-Gemüse durchführen und suchen dafür Proband*innen. Die Studie läuft (da wir den Metabolismus der Epithionitrile aus zwei Gemüsen untersuchen wollen) zweimal über 3 Tage am DifE, wobei am ersten Tag ein voller Tag eingeplant werden muss, an den […]

Zusammen mit dem DIfE und der Uni Potsdam möchten wir eine Humanstudie zum Metabolismus von Epithionitrilen aus Brassica-Gemüse durchführen und suchen dafür Proband*innen. Die Studie läuft (da wir den Metabolismus der Epithionitrile aus zwei Gemüsen untersuchen wollen) zweimal über 3 Tage am DifE, wobei am ersten Tag ein voller Tag eingeplant werden muss, an den beiden anderen Tagen jeweils eine halbe h. Im Studienverlauf werden Blut, Urin und Atemproben genommen.

Vielleicht hätten Sie Interesse an der Studie teilzunehmen und uns so zu unterstützen? Bei erfolgreicher Studienteilnahme wird eine Aufwandentschädigung in Höhe von 120 € ausgezahlt um Ihren Mehraufwand/Fahrtkosten etc. zu entschädigen. 

Mehr Information finden Sie hier.

Haben Sie Interesse? Melden Sie sich doch einfach bei uns, indem Sie uns an diese Mailadresse schreiben: glucosinolate@igzev.de!

 

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│ 28. April 2021

Das IGZ bei den Potsdamer Tagen der Wissenschaften (PTdW) 2021

Vom 3. bis 9. Mai finden die Potsdamer Tage der Wissenschaften statt. Wir sind dieses Jahr wieder dabei, und stellen euch unser Projekt BioKiK (Bioökonomie verstehen, komm in den Kreislauf!) vor. Lernt mehr zu dem Thema Bioplastik und wie ihr es einfach selber herstellen könnt, mit unserem Experimentiervideo für Kinder. Hier geht es zu unserem […]

Vom 3. bis 9. Mai finden die Potsdamer Tage der Wissenschaften statt. Wir sind dieses Jahr wieder dabei, und stellen euch unser Projekt BioKiK (Bioökonomie verstehen, komm in den Kreislauf!) vor. Lernt mehr zu dem Thema Bioplastik und wie ihr es einfach selber herstellen könnt, mit unserem Experimentiervideo für Kinder. Hier geht es zu unserem Programmpunkt: Link

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News │ 28. April 2021

IGZ @ Potsdam Science Day 2021

The Potsdam Science Days will take place from 3 to 9 May. We will be there again this year and present our project BioKiK (Understanding the bioeconomy, come into the cycle!). Learn more about bioplastics and how you can easily make them yourself with our experiment video for children. Click here to go to our […]

The Potsdam Science Days will take place from 3 to 9 May. We will be there again this year and present our project BioKiK (Understanding the bioeconomy, come into the cycle!). Learn more about bioplastics and how you can easily make them yourself with our experiment video for children. Click here to go to our programm (German only): Link

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