Articles for category "In the Media"


21 April 2017 · In the Media

Green Triggers

Many million years ago, mosses spread over the earth, increased the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, and provided a basis for animal and human life. Photo: Daniel Lang, Plant Biotechnology, Freiburg

How plant scientist Ralf Reski pursues molecular archeology using the moss Physcomitrella patens is described in the magazine Research & Discover of the University of Freiburg. Around 450 million years ago, plants rapidly spread on the very first continent, which increased the oxygen and reduced the carbon dioxide contents of the atmosphere, creating conditions that made human and animal life on land possible. The article introduces three scientific studies published in the renowned journals Nature Plants and Nature Communications. They explain the "inventions" of a protective outer layer and the simple stomata as well as the molecular mechanism responsible for the alternation of generations between sexual and asexual reproduction, which is typical for all land plants.

see: Research & Discover at University of Freiburg

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14 March 2017 · In the Media

Plant Cuticles

Under the title "Plant Cuticles Of Moss Actually Protects The Plant From Water Loss" The Science Times describes the biological pathway that is responsible for the production the waxy substance that covers the surface of the moss Physcomitrella and protects it from water loss. This was a prerequisite in the evolutionary transition in plants from fresh water to land. The Science Times also introduces the methods used by the scientists from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (IBMP) in Strasbourg, France, to reveal the new findings.

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16 December 2016 · In the Media

First Preclinical Data Show Full Bioactivity of Moss-FH

Scientists of Greenovation Biotech GmbH and the German Universities of Freiburg and Jena have published data in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showing full bioactivity of the human complement factor H produced in the moss Physcomitrella patens (moss-FH). The results demonstrate its ability to control complement activation in serum derived from aHUS patients as well as in a C3G mouse model. The results were obtained in part by Dr. Juliana Parsons, Lennard Bohlender, Dr. Sebastian Hoernstein, PD Dr. Eva Decker, and Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski. The privately owned company Greenovation was founded by Prof. Dr. Gunter Neuhaus and Reski and develops next-generation therapeutics using its proprietary BryoTechnology platform. The company aims to optimize the production of highly-efficient glycoproteins for proprietary and customer use.

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15 August 2016 · In the Media

Gene for reproduction without sex discovered in a moss

The Natural History Magazine reports about our discovery of a gene that triggers reproduction without sex in the moss Physcomitrella patensRalf Reski and Nelly Horst at the University of Freiburg together with biologist Nir Ohad at Tel Aviv University and other scientists have published the results about the BELL family of genes in P. patens in a paper in the science journal Nature Plants.

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14 August 2016 · In the Media · Lehre

TREASURE WATER: Neue Lehrpläne zum Wassermanagement

Hörfunk-Interview mit Ralf Reski zum EU-Projekt TREASURE-WATER, einem internationalen Konsortium mit 14 Partnern aus sechs Ländern, das neue Lehrpläne für die nachhaltige, grenzüberschreitende und friedliche Nutzung von Wasser entwickeln will.

Interview von SWR4 Radio Südbaden (mp3-Datei)

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27 July 2016 · In the Media

Musgo para detectar la contaminación atmosférica

The Spanish Website analaqua reported about our research project.

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In the Media

BioValley-Newsletter no 1

Joint research project: BASF committed to the BioValley!
In the BioValley, BASF will be working with Senior Lecturer Dr. Ralf Reski at Freiburg University.

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13 July 2016 · In the Media

Les origines inattendues de la photosynthèse

The journal The Conversation reports about our latest finding on the origin of photosynthesis.  

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BioValley-Newsletter no 3

The third Newsletter reports about the Center for Applied Biosciences (ZAB) at Freiburg University and the prject "Functional genomics in plants through highly efficient homologous recombination" by Prof. Reski.

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18 February 2016 · In the Media

Trigger for asexual reproduction

Under the title "Scientists discover trigger for asexual plant reproduction" the Israelian nonprofit online news magazine Israel21c reported about our findings.

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19 January 2016 · In the Media

Asexual: Offspring Without Fertilization In Plants

A team has discovered a gene trigger in the moss Physcomitrella patens which leads to offspring without fertilization. This probabely holds the key to answer fundamental questions in biology.

Read whole story in the online platform Science 2.0

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19 January 2016 · In the Media

Discovery of a gene trigger for asexual reproduction

A German-Israeli team led by the biologists Professor Ralf Reski from Freiburg and Professor Nir Ohad from Tel-Aviv has discovered a gene trigger in the moss Physcomitrella patens which leads to offspring without fertilization.

Read whole article in the Heritage Daily an online science, research and publishing news service

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01 January 2016 · In the Media

Moss-made pharmaceuticals

Moss-made pharmaceuticals are highlighted in the 2015 Plant Science Round Up, composed by The Global Plant Council: see highlight in May.

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30 December 2015 · In the Media

A cool development

Who Tried to Save the World in 2015? A list in GreenTech this year names Moss-made pharmaceuticals "One of the coolest developments in GreenTech 2015"

Read article in the European Biotech News Website Labiotech.eu

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07 December 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Peat moss for measuring air pollution

Continuous monitoring of environmental air quality has been mandatory in the EU since 1996. However, state-of-the-art technical measurement systems are expensive and lack mobility. A European consortium led by biologist Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski has developed a new system that uses peat moss in so-called ”MOSSpheres” for monitoring air pollution. The project MOSSclone started in April 2012 and funding ended in March 2015.

read all at Bioeconomy BW website

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06 November 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

First moss-made drug

The world’s first moss-produced drug candidate has the go-ahead to enter clinical trials

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23 September 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Drug from Moss

Greenovation is allowed to start clinical trial for moss-aGal

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16 September 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Phase I clinical trial for moss-aGal

Greenovation to start Phase I clinical trial for moss-aGal, a recombinant form of human alpha galactosidase.

read whole story in European Pharmaceutical Review

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14 September 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Start Phase I Clinical Trial For Moss-aGal

Greenovation Receives BfArM Approval To Start Phase I Clinical Trial For Moss-aGal, The World´S First Moss-Produced Drug Candidate

read whole story in the Clinical Leader

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27 August 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Start of early clinical trials with moss-aGal allowed

Fabry Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) Based On Mannose-Mediated Cellular Uptake Shows Encouraging Preclinical Results That Allow Start Of Early Clinical Trials

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10 July 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Greenovation: Using Moss as a Drug Production Factory

Factor H, a key component of the immune system that is missing in patients suffering from atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), was effectively produced in the moss Physcomitrella patens. In collaboration with the University of Freiburg, Greenovation now aims to humanize the protein to suit it for clinical use.

read whole article on the LABIOTECH.eu website

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10 July 2015 · In the Media

The “Voinnet Case”: Incorrect Measures for Incorrect Figures?

The magazine Lab Times online reports about the formal investigations by the ETH Zürich and the French CNRS which identified numerous incorrect figures in about twenty publications by plant biologist Olivier Voinnet. Nevertheless, he is to keep his laboratory and professorship at the ETH. Hard to understand, as many colleagues express their astonishment. One of them being cited is Ralf Reski.

read whole story and Reski's quote on Lab Times online

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06 July 2015 · Applied research · In the Media

Using mosses to produce medicines

Human disease can be treated with substances from traditional medicinal plants or with molecular pharming products. Molecular pharming uses genetic engineering techniques to insert genes into plants or animals that would otherwise not express these genes. These transgenics can then be used to produce therapeutic proteins such as antibodies. Dr. Eva Decker from the University of Freiburg and her team have now successfully produced a key protein of the human immune system in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Recombinant factor H might be used at some stage in the future for the therapy of atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare, life-threatening disease that affects kidney function.

read whole article at Healthcare Indurstry BW

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29 June 2015 · In the Media

Offener Brief zu Glyphosat in Muttermilch

Ein offener Brief bemängelt die als Studie bezeichnete Untersuchung zu Glyphosat in Muttermilch, die wissenschaftlichen Standards nicht standhält.

ganzer Beitrag auf dem Blog Stallbesuch von Thomas Wengenroth

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15 October 2014 · Basic research · In the Media

Tough as Old Moss

Credit resilience to environmental change for its longevity. The American Scholar reports about the Publication in the Journal New Phytologist in which members of the ReskiLab show that orphan genes in Physcomitrella patens may be related to cold acclimation.

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16 September 2014 · In the Media

Mosses survive climate catastrophes

The website Heritage Daily describes why mosses survived climate changes that destroyed more complex organisms such like dinosaurs.

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15 September 2014 · In the Media

Mosses survive climate catastrophes

The web-based science, research and technology website Phys.Org reports about our research.

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15 September 2014 · In the Media

Moss plants brought back to life ...

... after having been frozen in Antarctic ice for 1,500 years. The Magazine Science Daily introduces the reasarch results on orphan genes in mosses.

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25 April 2014 · In the Media

Glyphosate toxicity study in 'pay for play journal'

Glyphosate toxicity study published a team, led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, in 'pay for play journal' is based on flawed experimental design

read report in Genetic Literacy Project

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04 March 2014 · In the Media

Séralini's Latest

Séralini's Latest: Will History Repeat Itself? Asks the Blog GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe

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10 February 2014 · In the Media

Pesticide Study Sparks Backlash

The journal Science reports on Ralf Reskis reaction to the latest paper of G.E. Seralini in its rubric Science Insider.

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31 January 2014 · In the Media

Seralini has done it again!

The blog Raving Scientist reports on G.E. Seralini's latest paper, including Ralf Reski's reasons to resign as editor of BioMed International.

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09 August 2013 · In the Media

Moss Sequencing “Ennobles” Flagship Genome

The Physcomitrella Genome is expected to provide help with global climate change, reports the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) about our international team of scientists that has annotated all 32,275 genes of the moss Physcomitrella patens.

read more at DOE JGI blog rubric "Science Highlights"

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08 August 2013 · In the Media

"We Welcome Our Moss Overlords"

The blog The Sensuous Curmudgeon reports about the German, Belgian and Japanese scientists, coordinated by Professor Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg, Germany, that described the 32,275 protein-encoding genes from the moss Physcomitrella patens.

read more at The Sensuous Curmudgeon

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05 August 2013 · In the Media

Production of therapeutic proteins in moss

The greenovation Biotech GmbH, which has its headquarters in Heilbronn and a branch in Freiburg, uses its proprietary bryotechnology to produce and commercialise antibodies, enzymes and coagulation factors “made from moss”, reports the website Healthcare industry BW.

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05 August 2013 · In the Media

Simple Body Plan, A Lot Of Genetic Complexity

The magazine Science 2.0 introduces our study about the moss genome.

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05 August 2013 · In the Media

Moss Beats Human

A simple moss plant outperforms us by gene number reports the magazine Science Daily.

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05 July 2013 · In the Media

Starke Achse zwischen Freiburg und Strasbourg

Forschungskollegs fördern gemeinsame Forschergruppen. Das berichtet das Portal Kooperation International des BMBF.

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24 June 2013 · In the Media

Das neue Wundermittel der Medizin

Über Zucker auf Rezept berichtet das P.M. Magazin in seiner Ausgabe 05/2013.

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15 June 2013 · In the Media

Gesundes Polster

Das Magazin Apotheken Umschau berichtet über Moose: seit Jahrtausenden vom Menschen als Naturmittel geschätzt aber heutzutage wird sein Potential kaum noch ausgeschöpft. Dabei kann die Arbeitsgruppe um Ralf Reski mit Moosen medizinische Substanzen herstellen.

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03 June 2013 · In the Media

Plants that track air pollution

Biotechnology to fight air pollution: A video at euronews reports about the European research collaboration MOSSclone, introduces the project and the people involved. Members of the ReskiLab, Dr. Eva Decker and Professor Ralf Reski, explain, why mosses are suitable to collect pollutants.

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24 May 2013 · In the Media

EU TEMPUS meeting QualFEEM

Members of the "Qualifications Framework for Ecology and Environmental Management" (QualFEEM) project met in Tyumen, Russia.

A Russian video is available on YouTube

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11 April 2013 · In the Media

Publikationsanalyse Pflanzenforschung (2007-2010)

Im Einleitungstext zum Publikations-Ranking nennt die Zeitschrift Laborjournal das "Haustier" der Freiburger Biotechnologen um Ralf Reski. Das Team erforscht das Moos Physcomitrella patens, die Eroberung des Landes durch Pflanzen und untersucht Gene für Trockenstresstoleranz.

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11 April 2013 · In the Media

Ralf Reski auf Platz 25 der meistzitierten Köpfe in der Pflanzenforschung

Die Zeitschrift Laborjournal hat in der aktuellen Ausgabe die Veröffentlichungen der Pflanzenwissenschaftler der Jahre 2007-2010 ausgewertet und nennt die meistzitierten Köpfe und Artikel. Im Forscher-Ranking liegt der Freiburger Biotechnologe Ralf Reski auf Platz 25 des gesamten deutschen Sprachraums.

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24 September 2012 · In the Media

Radiointerview zur Ratten-Studie von Prof. Seralini

Prof. Ralf Reski legt im uniradio Freiburg dar, warum die Ratten-Experimente von Prof. Seralini und die dazu veröffentlichte Studie keinen wissenschaftlichen Ansprüchen genügt. Das betrifft die Auswahl der Versuchstiere, das Studiendesign und die statistische Auswertung.

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15 August 2012 · In the Media

Greenovation melkt das Blasenmützenmoos

Die Badische Zeitung berichtet über das aus der Uni ausgegründete Unternehmen, das aus Moosen Proteine gewinnt, die auch im Kampf gegen Krebs eingesetzt werden können.

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13 August 2012 · In the Media

Global denken, lokal handeln (Bayer CropScience)

Bayer CropScience Deutschland über die Freiburger Tagung, die Prof. Ralf Reski und Prof. Heinz Rennenberg organiseren.

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03 August 2012 · In the Media

"Besuch aus dem All"

Über den Besuch des Astronauten Hans Wilhelm Schlegel beim derzeitigen Plant Biology Congress berichtet die Badische Zeitung. Dazu kamen zwischen dem 29. Juli und 3. August rund 900 Pflanzenforscher aus aller Welt auf Einladung ihrer Freiburger Kollegen Heinz Rennenberg und Ralf Reski diese Woche in Freiburg zusammen.

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05 June 2012 · In the Media

Engineered moss produces human hormone

The website Healthcare industry reports about our production of Erythropoietin (EPO) in the moss Physcomitrella patens and the paper from the team around  Dr. Eva Decker and Ralf Reski in the Plant Biotechnology Journal.

read whole article at Healthcare industry BW

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05 June 2012 · In the Media

Gentech-Moos produziert EPO

Forscher erzeugen einen Bioreaktor für das menschliche Hormon aus einer Pflanze, berichtet das Wissenschaftsmagazin Scinexx.

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04 June 2012 · In the Media

EPO aus dem Moos-Bioreaktor

Freiburger Forschern ist es gelungen, das Eiweißhormon EPO im Moosbioreaktor zu produzieren berichtet das Portal Biotechnologie.

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03 April 2012 · In the Media

Future forests, moss analyst

The online platform Compute Scottland reported about the MOSSclone project and the five countries involved.

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09 December 2011 · In the Media

Moss Well Invested

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22 August 2011 · In the Media

Can the stress tolerance of moss be transferred to maize and other plants?

In an interview with the portal Bioeconomy BW, Ralf Reski explained what agricultural crops can learn from their ancestral relatives.

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28 March 2011 · In the Media

In German Elections, Major Research Region Goes Green

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14 December 2010 · Grundlagenforschung · In the Media

No Phenylketonuria in Certain Plants

The magazine Science Daily reports that the PAH gene found to be present in plants as well as animals.

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08 August 2010 · In the Media

Human protein produced in a moss bioreactor

The website BioPro reports about our findings.

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28 July 2010 · In the Media

Medicine from moss to produce human protein

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23 July 2010 · In the Media

Medicine from moss

Bioreactor technique may offer hope to people with age-related blindness reports the magazine ScienceDaily.

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22 July 2010 · In the Media

Medicine from moss

The website myScience reports about our findings.

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10 June 2010 · In the Media

Moss Can Be Used As 'Surrogate Mother' To Human Genes

The website inventorspot reports about our findings.

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21 May 2010 · In the Media

A small moss turns professional

The website Healthcare industry BW reports about the “International Moss Stock Centre” (IMSC) and how moss research will profit from its establishment.

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10 January 2010 · In the Media

Discovery: microRNAs can directly turn off genes

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27 November 2009 · In the Media

Physcomitrella not a model for monophyly

In her Blog Jessica M. Budke reports about our paper in the journal Evolution "The Speciation history of the Physcomitrium-Physcomitrella species complex" and the model organism Physcomitrella patens.

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30 September 2009 · In the Media

Moss may hold stem cell programming clues

The website United Press International, USA, (UPI) reports about our findings.

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29 September 2009 · In the Media

Telltale Moss

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03 July 2009 · In the Media

Green Stem Cells in a Moss

The website Healthcare industry BW reports about our discovery and what makes the difference between cells in a moss.

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23 May 2009 · In the Media

Moss That Swings Both (All?) Ways

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30 October 2008 · In the Media

"Moss Plants and More"

Jessica M. Budke reports in her Blog "Moss Plants and More" about moss research.

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07 May 2008 · In the Media

Genedata and FRISYS Turn Over New Leaf in Systems Biology Collaboration

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14 December 2007 · In the Media

Moss genome sequenced

The sequenced moss genome of the model organism Physcomitrella patens shows how aquatic plants adapted to dry land - key to development of drought-tolerant energy crops, cellulosic biofuels. Biopact reports

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08 November 2006 · In the Media

Moss Systems Biology with group from Shanghai

the website BioPro reports

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04 October 2006 · In the Media

Joint Project on Molecular Farming in Moss Bioreactor Granted

website BioPro reports

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13 October 2004 · In the Media

Moss genome to be sequenced

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28 January 1999 · In the Media

Spotlight on Biovalley

Naturejobs reports about the two fastest growing biotechnology regions, one of them is in the Southwest of Germany, near us. 

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