Visit from Berlin
On April 2nd, 2012 Dr. Henk van Liempt, Head of Unit 617 (bio-economy) of the German Federal Research Ministry and his coworker Dr. Matthias Kölbel visited the research center. They informed themselves about the recent developments in the research field of bioeconomy. Specifically, Dr. Kölbel is responsible for the strategy process "Next Generation of Biotechnological Processes", a foresight and development process for the biotechnology of the future. During his visit at the IBG-1 he was particularly interested in innovative approaches in the field of biosensors and strain development, microsystems technology, cell-free biocatalysis as well as high-throughput process development.