Seminar Series - Science Talk UFZ
Challenges and Perspectives of Chemical and Bio-Technologies for the Environment
The seminar series has the intention to invite speakers, which are leaders in this field and to frame their talks with discussions with students and scientists from UFZ and the region. It is our aim to debate in an open-minded manner the limitations of current scientific approaches, challenges of research perspectives, emerging options for innovation, and high risk – high gain projects/concepts.
The overall benefit is to tap the experience and advice of our guest lecturers, to familiarize these leading researchers with our research, personnel and science infrastructure, and to explore common ground for additional collaboration.
The six to eight seminars per year will thus be accompanied by informal meetings (and lab visits) to which colleagues from outside of the UFZ are warmly invited. Upcoming seminars will be announced via the UFZ homepage, where also information about (future and past) speakers and contents will be provided.
U. Bornscheuer: Advanced Tools for the Discovery and Engineering of Enzymes for Biocatalytic Applications (4 OCT, 15:00)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Institution: Greifswald University, Germany
Date: 4 October 2018, 15:00
Venue: Leipziger KUBUS
V. de Lorenzo: Innovators and Imitators: How Environmental Bacteria Conquest New Chemical Spaces (6 NOV, 14:00)
Lecturer: Professor Victor de Lorenzo
Institution: Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
Date: 6 November 2018, 14:00
Venue: Leipziger KUBUS
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiechert
Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Date: 5 September 2018, 10:00
Venue: Leipziger KUBUS, Lecture Hall 2
R. Palkovits: Renewable Resources: Opportunities provided by the catalytic valorization of biomass, carbon dioxides and renewable electrons (23 AUG 2018)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits
Institution: Institut für Technologie und makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen
Date: 23 August, 2018, 10:00
Venue: UFZ lecture hall, building 1.0 1st floor
Lecturer: James Tiedje, PhD
Institution: University Distinguished Professor and the Director of the NSF Center for Microbial Ecology (CME) at Michigan State University as well as Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences and Microbiology
Date: 10 August, 2018, 15:00
Venue: UFZ Lecture hall building 1.0, 1st floor.