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Bifunctional Fusion Proteins for Plant protection (BioSC-BiFuProts)

Reducing usage of pesticides and fungicides is of high importance for a sustainable bioeconomy. Insect pests and microbial pathogens are major causes of crop losses worldwide. The BiFuProts (Bifunctional fusion proteins) project aims to develop a broadly applicable bifunctional platform of fusion proteins with leaf binding and antimicrobial function for pest management and reduced use of fungicides.

BiFuProtsThe research activities of INRES-Horticultural Science focus on the surface analytics such as adjuvant properties, deposit characteristics on leaves (soybean, barley, tomato), UV-stability and rainfastness to understand, quantify and evaluate the BiFuProts-plant interactions including phytotoxicity and biological efficacy.

Funding: Bio-Economy Science Center (NRW-Strategy project BioSC)
BioSc Project modality: Boost-Fund

Project partners: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg and Dr. Felix Jakob (Institute of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University), Prof. Dr. Uwe Conrath and Dr. Caspar Langenbach (Institute of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University), Prof. Dr. Lutz Schmitt (Institute of Biochemistry, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Coordination: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg and Dr. Felix Jakob
Project duration:
01.04.2015 – 30.06.2017
Website: http://www.biosc.de/bifuprots_en

Participation AG Noga: Work Package 4 & 6
Topic: BiFuProts-plant interaction, including rainfastness and phytotoxicity
Project team WP 4 & 6: Prof. Dr. Georg Noga, PD. Dr. Mauricio Hunsche and Shyam Pariyar

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