Junior Science Club 2017

Already the third time pupils in the age between 11-14 years visited us at BOKU on 24th of February to learn more about „Tricks of plants for technical applications“. Beside gaining knowledge on micro-and nanostructures of plants they had fun in  e.g. experiencing the self-  cleaning capabilities of leaves or how strong wood is.

XVI Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry, Barcelona

Batirtze Prats Mateu will attend the conference on „Chemometrics in analytical chemistry“ in Barcelona (6-10th of June) and present her results on using multivariate data analysis (non negative matrix factorization and vertex component analysis for analysis of plant cell wall Raman images.

CELL WALL MEETING in Chania, Crete

The potential of Raman imaging combined with multivariate analysis as well as Atomic force microscopy to investigate in-situ plant cell walls will be presented at the X!V CELL WALL MEETING in Chania (Crete) in Chania (Greece) from 12th to 17th of Jun28e

Waterproofing in Arabidopsis

New paper on „Waterproofing in Arabidopsis: Following Phenolics and Lipids In situ by Confocal Raman Microscopy“ in a special issue on Non polysacharide plant polymeric materials in „Frontiers in Chemistry“. Results will be presented at Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress 26.-30.06.2016 in Prag

Invited lecture at „Exploring lignocellulosic biomass“, Reims, France

Invited lecture at the meeting „Exploring lignocellulosic biomass“ Reims, France, June 23-24 2016 FARE (Fractionation of AgroResources and Environment) is a joint lab between the French National Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (URCA). FARE celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016 with a scientific seminar, presenting the state-of-the-art in the weiterlesen…

ERC consolidator grant SCATAPNUT

SCATAPNUT (Scattering and tapping on soft hard open nuts) With the five year project (1,99 Mio€) we will enlarge our instrumental set up and group and focus on the micro- and nano-level of nut shells. The objectives of SCATAPNUT are threefold: 1) develop in-situ methods for in-depth characterization at the micro- and nano level 2) weiterlesen…