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Bayer and Forschungszentrum Jülich agree on research collaboration
Jülich/ Monheim, 8. September 2016 – Bayer and Forschungszentrum Jülich, a member of the Helmholtz Association, have entered into a five-year strategic research collaboration named Phenotyping for Products (P4P) to use novel, state-of-the-art root and shoot phenotyping to study the impact of traits, improved germplasm and biologicals on plant morphology and performance.
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Plant Sciences

Plants are the basis for nourishment of a growing world population with changing needs. They are the basis for a future bio-economy of renewable raw materials and resources as well as the starting material for the energetic utilization of biomass. Plants are key elements in approaches to climate change and the preservation of biological diversity.

The application of the increased knowledge of molecular control mechanisms requires multidisciplinary approaches. On the basis of molecular, physiological and ecological expertise, integrated concepts for an intensified and sustainable crop production are being developed.

New technologies such as (non-invasive) pheno-typing with non-invasive methods, modern technologies for plant breeding or modeling and simulation of the interaction genome-environment coupled with bio-informatics open up new approaches to understanding but also for practical implementation of a knowledge-based use of plants for the bio-economy.



Wild gene against stress

Genom of the wild tomato species Solanum pennellii explains its extreme stress tolerance . Presserelease of the Research Centre 28th of July 2014 about the article in the Nature Genetics, 27th of July 2014, DOI:10.1038/ng.3046

agriculture- spring

Bioeconomy Science Center

Production processes, energy supply and the production of food on a sustainable, climate-smart basis: this is the aim behind the bioeconomy. The centre of excellence for research in this area is the Bioeconomy Science Centre (BioSC). More: Bioeconomy Science Center …


German Plant Phenotyping Network

The Deutsches Pflanzen Phänotypisierungs Netzwerk (DPPN) is a project funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) with three other German partners. More: German Plant Phenotyping Network …

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BIOSC Last (online German)

BIOSC 02/2015 (online)

BIOSC 01/2015 (online)

BIOSC 10/2014 (online)

BIOSC 10/2014 (online)

BIOSC 7/2014 (online)

 BIOSC Newsletter Februar 2014 (PDF, 2 MB)

 BIOSC Newsletter November 2013 (PDF, 2 MB)


 EURoot Newsletter Dezember 2014 (PDF, 3 MB)

 EURoot Newsletter November 2013 (PDF, 4 MB)




> A Scholarship Documentation at IBG-2
(Eric Opoku Mensah, BiomassWeb)

> Video on IPBES site

> Chlorophyllfluorescence
   (A. Burkhart)    

> Plant Biology 2014 (U. Schurr)             

> 7th Jülich Lecture:
   "Feeding 10 Billion with Less"

> Feeding the World
   (U.Schurr, Denise C. Coitinho)