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Dr. Natalie Laibach

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Research assistant

Chair for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness


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Research interests

  • Identification and evaluation of key enabling technologies (KETs) in the bioeconomy
  • Multi-layer perspective of emerging technologies
  • Sustainability orientated innovation in the life sciences and their ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems and transition pathways in the bioeconomy

Professional development

Since 2017
Research assistant at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Chair for Agribusiness Management, esp. Technology and Innovation Management (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring)

2017
Junior group leader (stand-in) for the project MARVEL at the Institute for Biology and Biotechnology of Plants (IBBP), WWU Münster

2016 - 2017
Research assistant, group plant biotechnology (Prof. D. Prüfer) at the Fraunhofer IME and IBBP, WWU Münster

2013 - 2016
PhD student, group plant biotechnology (Prof. D. Prüfer) at the Fraunhofer IME and IBBP, WWU Münster

2010 - 2012
Studies: Msc. Biotechnology, WWU Münster

2011
ERASMUS Internship, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences

2008 - 2010
Studies: Bsc. Biology, WWU Münster

2011
Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen

2006 - 2008
Studies (Pre-Diploma): diploma studies in biology, Eberhart-Karls Universität Tübingen

Awards & Scholarships

ERASMUS Intern Scholarship for an Internship at the University of Barcelona, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences
 
Poster Award for: Laibach, N., Hillebrand, A., Prüfer, D., Schluze Gronover, C. (2013). Small Rubber Particle Proteins Facilitate Rubber Biosynthesis and Play a Role in Abiotic Stress Response. Poster, BMBF Plant 2030 Status Seminar,06. – 08.03. 2013, Potsdam, Germany

Publications

Journal articles (peer-review)

Laibach, N., Börner, J. & Bröring, S. (2019) Exploring the future of the bioeconomy: An expert-based scoping study examining key enabling technology fields with potential to foster the transition toward a bio-based economy. Technology in Society. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2019.03.001

Bröker, J.N., Laibach, N., Müller, B., Prüfer, D. and Gronover, C. S.(2018) Taraxacum brevicorniculatum rubber elongation factor TbREF associates with lipid droplets and affects lipid turn-over in yeast. Biotechnology Reports. In press

Laibach, N., Schmidl, S., Müller, B., Bergmann, M., Prüfer, D. and Schulze Gronover, C. (2018) Small rubber particle proteins from Taraxacum brevicorniculatum promote stress tolerance and influence the size and distribution of lipid droplets and artificial poly(cis-1,4-isoprene) bodies. The Plant Journal. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13829.

Laibach, N., Post, J., Twyman, R. M., Gronover, C. S., & Prüfer, D. (2015) The characteristics and potential applications of structural lipid droplet proteins in plants. Journal of biotechnology, 201, 15-27. 

Laibach, N., Hillebrand, A., Twyman, R. M., Prüfer, D., & Schulze Gronover, C. (2015) Identification of a Taraxacum brevicorniculatum rubber elongation factor protein that is localized on rubber particles and promotes rubber biosynthesis. The Plant Journal, 82(4), 609-620. 

Conference contributions 

Laibach, N., (2019)  Tackling food security from a technology and innovation management perspective – what can we learn from technology, company and individual data? Plants and People Conference 03.-04.09.2019, Potsdam, Germany

 Laibach, N., Escobar, N. (2019) Sustainability check for bio-based technologies: a LCA review” in the session “Bio-based industries: sustainability benefits of technological innovation and closed loop approaches across supply chains. 29th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe in Helsinki (Finland) on 26-30 May 2019.  

Laibach, N., Bröring, S., Baum, C., Berg, S., Block, C., Borge, L, Butkowski, O., Carraresi, L., Kamrath, C., Bidkar, S., Tsvetanova, L., Wensing, J., Wustmans, M. (2018) Sustainable innovations in a bio-based economy – investigating myths, trends and best practices. BRAGFOST Symposium, 08.-11-10-2018, Florianopolis, Brazil

Bröring, S., Laibach, N., Wustmans, M. (2018) Die fantastischen Vier der Bioökonomie: ein Konzept zur Klassifizierung von nachhaltigen Innovationstypen. 8. Tagung für Arznei- und Gewürzpflanzenforschung. 10. – 13. 09. 2018, Bonn, Germany

Bröring, S., Laibach, N., Wustmans, M. (2018) The fantastic four: a framework to assess different innovations types in the bioeconomy. Conference paper, TIE Conference on September 20-21, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany

Bröring, S., Laibach, N., Wustmans, M. (2018) The fantastic four of the bioeconomy: a framework to facilitate innovation in the bioeconomy. Conference paper, 13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management on July 2-3, 2018 in Ancona, Italy.

Laibach, N., Wustmans, M., Bröring, S. (2018) Innovation types for the bioeconomy: a conceptualized framework. Conference paper, EURAM Conference on June 19-22, 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Laibach, N., Epping, J. (2017) MARVEL: Yam research group to improve local and global agricultural-biodiversity and food quality. Vortrag, BMBF Plant 2030 Status Seminar 20-22.02.2017, Potsdam, Germany 

Laibach, N., Hillebrand, A., Prüfer, D., Schluze Gronover, C. (2014) Small Rubber Particle Proteins Facilitate Rubber Biosynthesis and Play a Role in Abiotic Stress Response. Poster, Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO Congress 2014, Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 June 2014 

Laibach, N., Hillebrand, A., Prüfer, D., Schluze Gronover, C.  (2013) Small Rubber Particle Proteins Facilitate Rubber Biosynthesis and Play a Role in Abiotic Stress Response. Vortrag, Black Forest Summer School 2013; Bioinformatics for Molecular Biologists; September 10th - 13th, Herzogenhorn, Germany 

Laibach, N., Hillebrand, A., Prüfer, D., Schluze Gronover, C.  (2013) Small Rubber Particle Proteins Facilitate Rubber Biosynthesis and Play a Role in Abiotic Stress Response. Poster, BMBF Plant 2030 Status Seminar,06. – 08.03. 2013, Postdam, Germany

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