Research for the Environment

EU-Projects

  • Molecular Approaches and MetaGenomic Investigations for optimizing Clean-up of PAH contaminated sites MAGICPAH
Environmental Technologies for Contaminated Solids, Soils and Sediments ETECOS³ (engl.)

ECO24-UFZ (engl.): Computer based prediction of the formation of Non-Extractable Residues (NER) of xenobiotics and their metabolites in soils and sediments with regard to their environmental hazard 

Integrating bio-treated wastewater reuse and valorization with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in Europe and India Water4Crops (engl.)

DFG-Joint Research Programm

  • SPP 1315 - Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil: Dynamic (redox) interfaces in soil - Carbon turnover in microbial food webs and impact on soil organic matter (DynaCARB) DynaCARB
  • SPP 1090 - Soil as a source and sink of Carbondioxid-Contribution of microbial biomass to the formation of refractory soil organic matter BioREFRAK (German)

DFG-Research Group

BMBF

  • RAME: "Plant based technologies" within Research Association Mining and Environment

Finished Projects

  • Microorganism and enzyme Immobilization: NOvel Techniques and Approaches for Upgraded Remediation of Underground-, wastewater and Soil MINOTAURUS
  • DynaCAR
  • BACSIN, Bacterial abiotic cellular stress and survival improvement. (FP7, ENV 2007) BACSIN
  • Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation. (FP 7, ENV 2007) MODELPROBE
  • Isotope tools for combined investigation of structure and function in microbial communities (MARIE CURIE ACTIONS) ISOTONIC (TOK)
  • Environmental Technologies for Contaminated Solids, Soils and Sediments ETeCoS3
  • Risk Assessment and Environmental Safety Affected by Compound Bioavailability in Multiphase Environments RAISEBIO
  • Assessment of in situ Transformation of Xenobiotic Organic Material AXIOM
  • BIOISOTOP - Monitoring natural attenuation applying stable isotope and molecular biological techniques (MARIE CURIE HOST FELLOWSHIP)
  • Peri-Urban mangrove Forest Filters for Domestic Sewage PUMPSEA (INCO)
  • Biological procedures for diagnosing the status and predicting evolution of polluted environments BIOTOOL (STREP)
  • Strategies to accelerate the productive biodegradation of several herbicides under environmental stress conditions HERBICBIOREM (STREP)
  • Bacterial adaptation to toxic solvents allowing a broader performance of biotransformations of organic compounds in two-phase fermentation systems BARTOLO (STREP)

Obituary

Dr. Peter Kuschk

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) grieves for its long-serving staff scientist

Dr. Peter Kuschk,

who passed away unexpectedly on 14 October 2014.

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UFZ research themes

Controlling Chemicals’ Fate

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Graduate School HIGRADE

The new "Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE)" is fostered by the Helmholtz Initiative and Networking Fund and will start in October 2007.
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Project handbook published

"Model-driven soil probing, site assessment and evaluation - Guidance on Technologies"

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Handbook