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.

Science Talk UFZ

The seminars 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 here where also information on past events is provided.

Previous events

Lecturer: Christoph Wittmann

Institution:  Institute of Systems Biotechnology at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany 

Date: 22 June 2022, 14:00

Venue:  Leipziger KUBUS, Lecture Hall 2

Lecturer: Prof. Lars Nielsen

Institution: Biological Engineering at The University of Queenslan, Australia

Date: 07 June 2022, 12:45

Venue: UFZ Lecture hall building 1.0, 1st floor

Lecturer: Dr. Jennifer Pett-Ridge

Institution: Environmental Isotope Systems-Group,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California, USA

Date: 27 April 2022, 16:00

Venue: Online

Lecturer: Prof. Oskar Hallatschek

Institution: Institute for Biological Physics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Date: 01 December 2021, 10:00

Venue: Online

Lecturer: Assist.-Prof. Nicole Posth

Institution: Department of Geosciences & Natural Resource Management (IGN), University of Copenhagen

Date: 24 November 2021, 14:00

Venue: Online

Lecturer: Prof. Claire Chenu

Institution: INRAE – National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Paris, France

Date: 23 June 2021, 14:00

Venue: Online

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Lecturer: Asst.-Prof. Dagmar Wöbken

Institution: Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Date: 26 May 2021, 14:00

Venue: Online

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Lecturer: Dr. Jens O. Krömer

Institution: Department of Solar Materials, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

Date: 28 April 2021, 14:00

Venue: Online

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Lecturer: Prof. Bruce A. Hungate

Institution: Ecosystem Science & Society Center, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

Date: 29 January 2020, 10:00

Venue: Leipziger KUBUS, Lecture Hall 2B, Permoser Str. 15, 04317 Leipzig

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Widdel

Institution: Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

Date: 28 June 2019, 10:00

Venue: Leipziger KUBUS, Lecture Hall 1CD

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Lecturer: Dr. Jelena Radjenovic

Institution: Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain

Date: 15 January 2019, 14:00

Venue: Leipziger KUBUS

 Lecturer: Professor Alfons J.M. Stams

Institution: Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Date: 29 November 2018, 14:00

Venue: Leipziger KUBUS

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

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

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Homepage of Prof. Palkovits (external link)

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. 

Homepage of James Tiedje (external link)