KINDER-UNI 2017…wir sind wieder dabei!

Auch dieses Jahr war es eine Freude den Kindern  „Tricks aus dem Pflanzenreich für die Technik“ vorzustellen. Bei den Experimenten unterstützt wie immer ein sehr motiviertes Team (DANKE!!!). Es werden keine Mühen gescheut und auch morgens noch extra frische Lotusblätter aus dem Botanischen Garten geholt.        

Open positions (Phd, Post-doc) in the ERC-project

One PhD student and one postdoctoral researcher position are currently available to reveal the design secrets of seed coats on the micro-and nanoscale within the ERC-project „Scattering and tapping on soft-hard-open nuts„. The candidates should have a strong background in plant biology, chemistry and/or physics and be highly motivated to work interdisciplinary in the bionami-team weiterlesen…

Two group members awarded – CONGRATULATION

The master thesis „RAMAN imaging to reveal in-situ molecular changes of wood during heartwood formation and drying“ of MARTIN FELHOFER was awarded with the „Klaus Fischer – Innovationspreis für Technik und Umwelt„. And in the same ceremony the great performance of our bachelor student CAROLINA THERESA PETER was awarded with the „Preis der Allgemeinen Hochschulstipendienstiftung weiterlesen…

1 st International Plant Spectroscopy Conference

The 1st International Plant Spectroscopy Conference takes place on August 29-30 this year in the remote but charming location of Umeå, Sweden. Registration is open via the conference homepage The conference is the first of a biannual international conference series that the International Society for Plant Spectroscopy (ISPS, intends to organise, with the weiterlesen…

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