Genes for better climate adaption

Network: Genes4Changes Main applicant: Katri Kärkkäinen   Climate changes puts pressure on trees and crop plants, they have to adapt to new conditions. At the same time, bioeconomy increases the need of biomass. Genes might be the solution.   As climate changes, southern Europe will become unproductive due to high…

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BioWiseTrans: local innovation is the base for bioeconomy

Network: BioWiseTrans Main Applicant: Karen Refsgaard   The SNS network BioWiseTrans searches for the way towards a primarily land and biomass-based bioeconomy.     The network, led by Nordregio and project leader Michael Kull, is transdisciplinary and will engage stakeholders outside of the researchers world. To be able to do that, the…

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Knowledge is there for biocontrol

Network: Dialogue Biocontrol Main applicant: Ramesh Vetukuri   Nature needs it. EU requires it. Everybody wants it: sustainable, bio-based plant protection solutions. But so few of the many research projects in the sector is transferred into practical use!   The main goal for the SNS network Dialogue Biocontrol is to make people…

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Wooden clothes and the magnificent catalysts of nature

Vincent Eijsink, (Research project SNS-116: Exploring novel oxidative biocatalysts for tailored wood fibre modification)   Education/job: Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. PhD from Groningen, Netherlands. Age: 55. Hobby: Orienteering.   Learn from nature to meet tomorrow’s challenges Nature solved a lot of challenging problems in the process of evolution. So why…

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