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2021

Biofilm of cyanobacteria in Petri dish, Photo: UFZ Towards the development of sustainable bioprocesses
Two studies show current developments in bioreactor technology for the continuous production of chemicals using biofilms.
Photo Consulting © pixabay Establish entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour as an integral part of our institutional culture
With this common goal in the “Gründercampus HoMe” project, the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and the UFZ together wish to extend and take their current support services for start-ups to the next level and turn promising ideas into successful organisations with long-term perspectives.
Biological cell © pixabay Biomarkers for the detection and quantification of types of cancer discovered
Despite huge advances in diagnostics, some cancers are still difficult to detect and determine the stage. Two new biomarkers have now been described by scientists of the German Cancer Research Center and the UFZ.
Girl pours water into a jerrycan in Bangladesh © UFZ Electro-bioremediation of groundwater
A microbial electrochemical technology (MET) co-developed by the UFZ for treating groundwater contaminated with nitrate and arsenite.
Logo TALE-Project BiodivERsA Prize awarded to TALE project
The TALE project coordinated by UFZ scientist Martin Volk has won the 4th edition of the BiodivERsA Award for Excellence and Impact. The prize recognises the excellent, pioneering research that is done in TALE.
Flow cytometric histogram of a mock community © Susann Müller, UFZ Cytometric microbiome analysis
In flow cytometry alignment beads are valuable, but often not sufficient for validating lab workflows and comparison of data. We applied for a patent and ask you to develop a kit together and bring it to the (clinical) market!
Petrischale mit cyanobakteriellem Biofilm © Andre Künzelmann, UFZ Hydrogen from cyanobacteria
Johanna Wiedener did her Master's thesis at the UFZ Department of Solar Materials and was awarded a prize by the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG).
Logo Sächsisches Transfernetzwerk, © FutureSax 14th Meeting of the Saxon Transfer Network
The UFZ hosted the virtual meeting of futureSax on 3 February. A keynote speech informed about the progress in technology transfer at the UFZ.
Grafik Kooperation, © pixabay HTWK and UFZ to expand cooporation
The cooperation agreement between the UFZ and the Research and Transfer Centre (FTZ) at the HTWK will further strengthen scientific expertise at the science location Leipzig.
Prof. Daniela Thrän, © UFZ Prof. Dr. Thrän elected Co-Chair of the Bioeconomy Council
The Bioeconomy Council is an advisory body to the Federal Government with the task of providing important input to the National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030 and the National Policy Strategy Bioeconomy.
Prof. Katja Bühler, © UFZ Prof. Dr. Bühler appointed to the German National Hydrogen Council
The task of the expert panel is to advise the Federal Government by providing recommendations for action in order to implement and further develop the National Hydrogen Strategy adopted in 2020.
Grafik zum Modell: Vorhersage der Toxizität organischer Chemikalien, © Verlag ACS Publications Predicting mitochondrial dysfunction
Researchers at the UFZ have developed a biophysical model to predict the pH-dependent uncoupling toxicity of organic acids based on their chemical structure.
Mikroskopaufnahme eines Zebrafischembryons, © UFZ Fast assessment of neurotoxic effects
For a fast assessment of environmental samples, researchers at the UFZ optimised the measurement of a behavioural endpoint in zebrafish embryos.