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SFB Mikroplastik Seminare


Mittwoch, 04. Dezember 2019, 16:15 Uhr, NWI, H11

Dr. Michael Sander, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich

Polymers in the underground: on the biodegradation of synthetic polyesters in soils

"Biodegradable plastics have been heavily used in agricultural applications for years, while the biodegradation of these materials in soils remained poorly understood on a fundamental level. This contribution will present highlights on our past and ongoing work on the key steps involved in polyester biodegradation in soils: microbial polymer surface colonisation, polyester hydrolysis by extracellular microbial esterases, and the microbial utilisation of polyester hydrolysis products. The talk will also summarise remaining knowledge gaps on polyester biodegradation in soils and present some ideas of how these can be addressed."

Link zu Homepage: Dr. Sander

Ankündigung: Poster

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Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2019, 16:15 Uhr, NWI, H11

Prof. Dr. Eva Lehndorff, Bodenökologie, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Tillmann Lüders, Ökologische Mikrobiologie, Universität Bayreuth


SFB-internes Seminar für Teilprojektleitende und Promovierende.


Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2019, 16:15 Uhr, NWI, H11

Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking, Chemische Materialwissenschaften, Universität Konstanz

Towards non-persistent polyethylene-like materials by polymerization catalysis methods

Polyethylene is the most important plastic with excellent materials properties due to its crystallinity, yet it is persistent in a natural environment. We pursue approaches to endow polyethylene-like materials with a non-persistent nature by introducing low densities of functional groups as break points in the chain. Key are polymerization catalysis methods that are compatible with such functional groups. These also provide access to unique polymer micro- and nanoparticles for studies of the fate of microplastics in the environment.

Link zu Homepage: Prof. Mecking

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Montag, 18. Mai 2020, 17:00 Uhr, NWIII, H36

Prof. Dr. Arjan W. Kleij, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)


Montag, 25. Mai 2020, 17:00 Uhr, NWIII, H36

Prof. Dr. Markus Biesalski, Makromolekulare Chemie und Papierchemie, TU Darmstadt


Vergangene Seminartermine:

Mittwoch, 06. Februar 2019

Prof. Dr. Ariel Kushmaro, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Micro-plastic, polyethylene biodegradation and the role of copper-binding enzymes (laccase)


Mittwoch, 27. November 2019, 16:15 Uhr, NWI, H11

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streit, Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, Universität Hamburg

Microbial Degradation of Plastics: Searching the Needle in the Haystack

"Bacteria as plastic waste disposal? Will microorganisms be able to eat microplastics in the future and thus remove them from the environment? What is behind the microorganisms, what effect they have and what opportunities there are for the reduction of nano- and microplastics will be explained here. Further I will address our latest attempts to identify plastic-degrading enzymes and bacteria by mining global metagenomes."

Link zu Homepage: Prof. Streit

Ankündigung: Poster

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Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Dr.rer.nat. Melanie Pöhlmann

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