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Collaborative Research Centre 1357 Microplastics

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Microplastics in sand

What is the SFB 1357 researching?

The CRC 1357 team studies the formation and behaviour of microplastics in the environment and their long-term effects on soils, plants, organisms, and ecosystem processes. This overview article provides insights into the research and goals of the Collaborative Research Center.  ...more

Fluss Film Fest Plakat

"Main FlussFilmFest" March 2023

As cooperation partner of the Main River Film Fest 2023, the CRC 1357 Microplastics will participate with a Bayreuth City Talk "Mikroplastik in Main(em) Fluss" on March 15 at the Iwalewahaus and at the "Aktiosn Tag Wilhelminenaue" on March 26. A great program in March in and around Bayreuth!  ...more

Gruppenfoto Klausurtagung

CRC 1357 Kick Off 2023

With the kick-off meeting, the second funding phase of the SFB 1357 was successfully launched. Professors, post-docs, junior researchers, PhD students and master students networked on cross-sectional topics and intensively exchanged ideas at Schloss Thurnau from March 1-2, 2023.  ...more

Fotos Doktoranden und Doktorandinnen des SBF 1357 Mikroplastik

PhD Call 2023

We are looking for PhD students for our next generation of scientists within the DFG -funded collaborative research center 1357 Microplastics! We are looking for various disciplines - current vacancies are in hydrogeology, micrometeorology, theoretical physics, statistical ecotoxicology and biochemistry! Apply now!  ...more

rising bubbles on colorful background

New CRC 1357 publication:

Microplastic particle characteristics and their distribution on the sea surface are critical for their transport across the water-air interface. By modelling bubble scavenging, rising bubbles were shown to generate a net flow of particles toward the surface. The transport was highly dependent on the particle's surface. Congratulations!  ...more

Das Patriachat der Dinge

Workshop "The patriarchy of things - and how it influences my research".

In this workshop Dr. Elena Köstner und Prof. Heike Feldhaar would like to discuss with young scientists (m,f,d) if and how the "patriarchy of things" influences the research environment and research questions in the CRC 1357 Microplastics.   ...more

Brombachsee Mesocosm

New CRC 1357 publication:

Have you ever wondered how microplastic particles behave in a lake ecosystem? Do they sink or float? What happens in a stratified lake in summer? Are they stopped by the thermocline? Congratulations on these new findings directly from Lake Brombach!  ...more

Image excerpt from Arte Re Reportage. Researchers of the SFB 1357 examine a water sample from the Red Main.

Arte Re: CRC 1357 Microplastic

The Arte reportage series "Re:" tells people's stories - authentically and up close. This episode is about microplastics and the Collaborative Research Centre CRC 1357 at the University of Bayreuth.  ...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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