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New CRC 1357 Project

The DFG is funding a new CRC 1357 sub-project. Prof. Eva Lehndorff and Prof. Tillmann Lüders and their team are investigating microplastics in the rhizosphere of crop plants and are interested in the effects on physical, chemical and microbiological processes in the soil.  ...more

CRC 1357 at "W wie wissen"

How dangerous are microplastics? Sabine Frühbuss asked Christian Laforsch and Anja Ramsperger this question for the latest report about plastic waste in the kitchen, recycling and bioplastics for "W wie Wissen".  ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

Really nice public outreach of the recently published Science Advances study. Microplastics with an "ecocorona" are 10 times more likely internalized by mouse cells than pure, unmodified microplastics. An overview of published news articles you can find right under the press release.  ...more

A warm welcome to the team!

Dr Magdalena Mair will head the junior research group Ecotoxicology from 1 March 2021. She's interested in the risk assessment of microplastics and uses machine learning (ML) models combined with explainable artificial intelligence (xAI) to predict the toxicity of substances on different organisms.  ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

New process for the production of nanosheets, the osmotic delamination of sodium hectorite, extends nanocomposite applications to hydrophobic matrices like biodegradable polyesters. This allows the collaborative research center to develop and test new biodegradable materials.   ...more

CRC 1357 in "Bayerischer Rundfunk": Gut zu wissen

Now online in our media library "Was Mikroplastik in Gewässern bewirkt". Really nice report by Jan Kerckhoff and the BR camera team for "Gut zu wissen", broadcasted on 16.01.2021 at Bayerischer Rundfunk (in German).  ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

Nine different types of plastic were detected in 15 mussel samples from 12 different countries. Mussel samples from the North Atlantic and South Pacific were the most contaminated. The publication is available free of charge until 22. January 2021.  ...more

Picture microplastics on the beach of Lanzarote

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We are now part of the "Tweetosphere": Information from, for and around the Collaborative Research Center 1357 Microplastics can now be found on Twitter. Follow us!  ...more

Collaborative Research Centre 1357 Microplastics

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1357: "Microplastics - Understanding the mechanisms and processes of biological effects, transport and formation: From model to complex systems as a basis for new solutions" investigates the formation, migration and effects of microplastics and develops new approaches to solving this immense environmental problem.

​Introducing the SFB

More than 30 scientists from three profile fields of the University of Bayreuth are researching together in 16 interdisciplinary teams in the SFB Microplastics. ...more

Seminars on Microplastics

Researchers from Germany and around the world provide insights into their work. As a rule, the seminars are open to the public and interested parties are cordially invited. ...more

News - Dates - Events

Stay tuned for updates! News from science, activities of the SFB Microplastics as well as dates and events are announced here. ...more

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