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The workshop Fostering R&D - cooperation between German and Russian stakeholders in the bioeconomy, especially in the in-dustrial biotech area

CLIB2021 – The German-Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology – with the support of the BMBF, DWIH (Das Deutsche Haus für Wissenschaft und Innovation) in Moscow and the A.N. Bach Institute of the Biochemistry organized a partnering event for the upcoming German-Russian project call (In Germany: BMBF). The workshop „Fostering R&D - cooperation between German and Russian stakeholders in the bioeconomy, especially in the industrial biotech area”, took place in the CLIB office in Moscow on 05 December 2014.

132 specialists in the field of the industrial biotechnology from Russia and Germany were invited, 26 of them were German and European guests – representatives of German research institutions and societies, for example DWIH Moscow, DFG, Helmholtz Society, German Embassy in Moscow, MIWF NRW, NRW.INVEST Moscow, German-Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology, CLIB2021, University of Munich, Bayer AG, Leibnitz ATB, Fraunhofer IME, FI BI-OPOS, University of Giessen, Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT), Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Evocatal GmbH, KAUTEC UG, the Research & Innovation Counsellor, Head - Science & Technology Section, and the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.

The event helped develop common networks and bilateral partnerships. It was a forum for scientific presentations and first contacts but also concrete project developments. The Russian partners organized a webinar, increasing the reach of the workshop.

The workshop program focused on the following topics:
  • Development of new biocatalysts for innovative and more efficient bioprocesses
  • Bioconversion of various renewable resources such as biomass, material, residual and waste streams in different industries, including agriculture, to manufacture high-quality products
  • Development of innovative fermentation technologies and integrated bio catalysis processes for bulk and fine chemicals, biopolymers, second generation biofuels
  • Sustainable and integrated use of biomass in bio refineries
  • Development of innovative bio based products

This workshop marked the end of the publicly funded project German-Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology. CLIB will continue its work with its Russian members and partners to keep the excellent network between German and Russian biotech alive.


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Dr. Manfred KIRCHER, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Cluster Industrial Biotechnology CLIB2021, Düsseldorf, Germany

Dr. Gregor BERGHORN, Head of German House of Science and Innovation in Moscow, DWIH Moskau

Dr. Jörn ACHTERBERG, DFG, Moscow

Aleksei SHIPILOV, Helmholtz Gesellschaft, Moscow

Olga BELOKONEVA, Russian Venture Company, Moscow, Russia

Lignocellulosic biomass and residues as potential substrates for the white biotechnology

Dr. Ing. Joachim VENUS, Leibnitz ATB, Potsdam, Germany

Lipid production in yeast – Novel approaches to increase efficiency

Dr. Schulze GRONOVER, Fraunhofer Institut für Molekularbiologie und angewandte Ökologie, Muenster, Germany

Deep processing of sunflower meal as a basis for biotech cluster development

Marta MENSHIKOVA, R&D Manager, BioTechnologies LLC, Moscow, Russia

Food waste as feedstock in biotechnological processes

Dr. Daniel PLEISSNER, Leibnitz ATB, Potsdam, Germany

Technologies for utilization of plant biomass as Fermentation media

Dipl. – Ing. Petra SCHONICKE, FI BIOPOS e.V., Germany

Extremophilic microorganisms as a source of new enzymes

Prof. Nikolay Victorovich RAVIN, Center «Bioengineering», RAS, Moscow, Russia

Basidiomycetes as producer for biotechnological relevant enzymes

Dr. Martin RÜHL, University of Giessen, Germany

Microbial production of platform chemicals from renewable sources

Dr.-Ing. Katrin OCHSENREITHER, Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany

A novel platform for recombinant enzyme and protein production

Prof. Dr. Dirk PRÜFER, Uni Münster, Germany

Clinical BioPhotonics

Prof. Dr. Michael FEDOROV, University of Munich, Germany

Biotechnological production of novel chitosan oligomers and polymers for reliable applications in agriculture and biomedicine

Dr. Nour Eddine El GUEDDARI, Dr. Gustavo RIVERA, University of Muenster, Germany

Exploring prokaryotic diversity for biotechnological application

Prof. Elizaveta BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA, S.N. Vinogradsky Institute of Microbiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Bioenergy Network SOYUZ BIOENERGY – Current Contacts and Developments

Tatiana BLADIER , M.A., Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Germany

Development of energy production new metods

Vladimir KACHALOV, Victor ZAICHENKO, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, Ivan RYDKO, Federal Energy Service Company, FSVE «FESCO», Moscow, Russia

Thermochemical Conversion of Residual Biomass into Heat, Power and Chemicals by Gasification or Pyrolysis

Dr. Tim SCHULZKE, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Germany

Processing of plant biomass into fuels and chemical products by thermal Methods

Dr. Andrey GRACHEV, PhD, General Director of «Energolesprom» company, a member of Innovation Center SKOLKOVO, Russia

An unsual alliance to develop novel sustainable solutions for the functionalization of polymers

Dr. Christian LEGGEWIE, Evocatal, Germany

Identification and heterologous production of enzymes degrading xyloglucan in biomass

Dr. Oksana BEREZINA, Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (GosGNIIgenetika), Moscow, Russia

Development of the industrial enzymes

Prof. Dr. Arkady SYNITSYN, Dr. Ivan ZOROV, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Agroferment: Development Prospects

Alexey PLOHOV, Agroferment, Tambov Region

What is the maximal quantity of a protein that could be displayed on the yeast cell surface?

Tigran YUZBASHEV, Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (GosGNIIgenetika), Moscow, Russia

Possibilities of Biotechno group of companies in industrial biotechnology

Dr. Maxim BENEVOLENSKIY, TRIS, Moscow, Russia