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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Tuija wants freedom to be crazy

Tuija Aronen, coordinator (Centre of Advanced Research in Forest Health and Forest Genetics to Enhance Bioeconomy)   Age: 50. Job: Principal Research Scientist at Luke, Natural Resources Institute Finland, where I work as a leader of ”Forest tree breeding and genetic resources” -team. Location: I live in the countryside, in…

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She is exploiting new natural resources

Kirsi Mikkonen, coordinator (Research project SNS-119: Valorization of wood biorefinery products into novel functional hydrocolloids, WOOD-PRO)   Education/job: University lecturer at the University of Helsinki. MSc and PhD in Food Technology. Docent in Food Materials Science. Age: Soon turning 40. Location: Apartment near Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, Finland. Close…

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