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New CRC 1357 publication

Increased humidity tolerance reached by an adopted fabrication and their improved barrier properties renders biodegradable PVOH foils attractive for food packaging due to their barrier properties—congratulation to the C02 team!  ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

How long does it take to degrade PET with a PET degrading Enzyme? Standardized time measurements are now possible using „A versatile assay platform for enzymatic poly(ethylene-terephthalate) degradation “ which was developed by Weigert, Gagsteiner, Menzel, Höcker from the CRC 1357 Microplastic and published in protein engineering design & selection (PEDS).   ...more

Best Poster Award goes to...

Congratulations to Yuanhu Zhang und Tasmai Paul from Macromolecular Chemistry II und C05 Project for winning the "Best Poster Award" at the 13th BayCEER Workshop! The title of the poster was " Polystyrene Dispersion as Model for Polystyrene Microplastic Particles".  ...more

CRC Microplastics Seminar

We are looking forward to our next CRC Microplastics seminar guest PD Dr. Andrea Haase from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. She will talk about "Possibilities to group micro- and nanoplastic particles: Insights from the perspective of the BMBF project InnoMat.Life" on 25 October 2021, 5 pm live in H33 (Applied Computer Science)   ...more

CRC 1357 visits the "Elbe-Expedition 2021"

"Why is your work important?" asked Frank Schweikert from the German Marine Foundation. Our PhD students gave exciting answers and insights into their doctoral theses on the topic of microplastics. Great interview by Nora Meides, Teresa Menzel, Simon Wieland and Matthias Völkl. (in German)  ...more

DFG Magazin "German Research"

In the new issue of the DFG magazine german research is an article about our Collaborative Research Centre 1357 Microplastics: "Microplastics in the Environment: Cycle of Contamination". We were very happy to find the article on the cover of this issue!   ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

Congratulations to Anil Kumar, Alfons Weig and Seema Agarwal and their new publication "Balancing Degradability and Phyiscal Properites of Amporphous Poly(D,L-Lactide) by Making Blends" in the Journal Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.  ...more

"Maus-Türöffner-Tag 2021"

From 3rd to 5th October, 150 preschoolers and primary school pupils attended our first "Maus-Türöffner-Tag". The kids explored soils, microscoped water fleas, examined microplastics, dugged deep through compost and experimented with polymers. A big thank you to all the helpers who made this event possible.  ...more

New CRC 1357 Publication

The paper „Noxic Effects of Polystyrene Microparticles on Murine Macrophages and Epithelial Cells” pictures different particle-cell interactions for different cell lines and the therefore resulting possible noxic effects which are highly correlated to the number of MPP found in the cells.  ...more

New CRC 1357 Publication

How do microplastic surfaces affect soil fungal communities? Evidence for a selection of pathogens in the plastisphere was just published by C04 in Scientific Reports: "Microplastics accumulate fungal pathogens in terrestrial ecosystems".  ...more

Bayreuth BlitzBlank - We Cleanup!

On 18 September 2021 is the World Cleanup Day! Visit the Collaborative Research Centre Microplastics and the "Hamsterbacke" and take part in "Bayreuth BlitzBlank". We are looking forward to discuss with you between 10:00 and 16:00 the pros and cons of plastics and our favourite topic microplastics.  ...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

CRC 1357 microplastics seminar time is on mondays 5pm.The next guests in the seminar are PD Dr. Andrea Haase from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment on 25.10.2021 and Prof. Dr. Iseult Lynch from the University of Birmingham on 08.11.2021. ...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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