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New Article of CRC 1357

The Nature Communications article by the research group led by Prof. Laforsch and Prof. Kress shows that not all microplastics are the same and that nominally identical particles behave differently.  ...more

Rasterelektronenmikropkoisches Bild der elektrogesponnen Filter

New CRC 1357 Pulication

Electrospinning is an innovative method for producing environmentally friendly filter membranes for wastewater treatment. By using sustainable biopolymers, these membranes can achieve high filtration efficiency in the removal of microplastic particles from water and air.  ...more

Team of the mesocosm experiment

UBT aktuell article

The first experiment in the newly created aquatic mesocosms at the university under the direction of Dr Gilfedder has started. The article presents the experiments with fluorescent microplastic particles, the researchers and their expectations.  ...more

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CRC 1357 microplastics seminar

Dr Dimante-Deimantoviča vom Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology - LIAE, will give the lecture "Microplastics as stratigraphic and anthropogenic pressure markers – yes or no". Monday, 04 March at 12:00 in H18, NWII or online after registration via our newsletter.  ...more

Mikroskopieaufnahme von Zellen und fluoersziernden Partikeln

New CRC 1357 Pulication

Are there differences in the uptake and cytotoxic effects of pure microparticles from synthetic polymers and polymers from biological sources? Julia Jasinski and her co-authors have investigated this for PE, PS, PVC, polylactide and cellulose acetate.  ...more

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New CRC 1357 Pulication

Do microplastic particles differ from mineral particles when exposed to wind? Eike Esders and co-authors have investigated this in more detail using idealized wind tunnel studies on PE microspheres and thus clarified important principles of atmospheric transport.  ...more

Mikroskopieaufnahme Rußtaupilz

New CRC 1357 Pulication

This study indicates a plastiphilic lifestyle of sooty molds (Capnodeum coffeae), despite the low utilization of plastic as a carbon source. The study proposes new standards to identify and unequivocally demonstrate the plastic-degrading capabilities of microbes.  ...more

Prof. Laforsch ist Professor des Jahres

Prof. Laforsch is "Professor of the Year" 2023

Congratulations: Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch is "Professor of the Year" of the UNICUM Foundation! The outstanding commitment of the SFB Microplastics spokesperson in teaching and his passionate way of inspiring his environment and supporting their development were recognised by an independent jury.  ...more

TV report on BR for the magazine quer

TV report on BR for the magazine quer

Since mid-October, there has been an EU-wide ban on the sale of microplastics in cosmetics and loose glitter. Watch the video with an interview with spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Centre Microplastics Prof. Laforsch from BR in our media library.  ...more

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Apply now! 3 PhD Positions (m/f/d)

We are looking for candidates for 3 exciting PhD positions in the Collaborative Research Center Microplastics. Topics: Biological effects - Risk assessment - Transport in soils. Please submit applications via the UBT job portal by February 10, 2024!  ...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.

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