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Die 3. Joint Summer School mit dem Schwerpunkthema "Digitalisierung und One Health" findet vom 26.09.2019 - 28.09.2019 statt




Am 19. Januar 2019 findet im Rahmen der Internationalen Grünen Woche eien Expertenrunde zum Thema "Verabtwortung für mehr Tierwohl  in der EU" statt.




Am 15. November 2018 findet im Rahmen der EuroTier in Hannover eine Expertenrunde zur PPP- Initiative "Harmonisierung von Qualifikationsnachweisen" statt.




Gut vorbereitet auf die neuen rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen?- Wer schließt die Wissenslücken?

Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft diskutieren Wege und Initiativen einer nachhaltigen Schweinefleischerzeugung in Europa.


14. August 2018 Lehr und Forschungsstation Frankenforst der Universität Bonn



One Health & Food Safety Congress

18/19 September, 2018

University of Bonn




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Intelli-Pack: Development of intelligent packaging solution to increase resource efficiency in cold
supply chains (funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, FK 281A101416, 1.10.2018-30.09.2021)
Intelli-Pack is a joint research project under the leadership of the University of Bonn and the membership of nine further research and industry partners. The goal of the research project is the development of sustainable and novel intelligent packaging systems for different supply chains (B2B, B2C) to increase the quality, safety and resource efficiency of perishable products. The main focus is to allow the calculation of the remaining shelf life just-in-time. These calculations will be performed on the basis of intelligent labels combined with advanced data management systems and the implementation into a user-friendly smartphone application. Furthermore, a sustainable packaging solution including modern sensor-technology systems, specifically for online businesses, will be developed. Meanwhile, relevant legal aspects for the introduction and use of intelligent packaging will be illuminated and assed. Current traceability solutions for the support of quality sensor data will be expanded. The novel common technology will be tested under laboratory conditions and validated in pilot chains. Consumer studies will clarify whether intelligent packaging can replace the use-by-date. The development of an online platform to assist companies in the implementation of intelligent packaging will be the final part of the project.

Contact: Prof Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]), Dr. Antonia Albrecht ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]); Claudia Waldhans ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])


Application of new packaging solutions to reduce food losses in West Africa by extending shelf-life of local perishable foods (WALF-Pack, funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, FK: 2816PROC08, period: 1.09.2017-31.08.2020)
The project is conducted in collaboration with the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin, West Africa. The project aims at extending the shelf-life of perishable foods from West Africa through appropriate and simple-to-use packaging and with focus on the Beninese local food supply chains.
The objectives are:

  • The investigation of the entire supply chains of the selected products with focus on the identification of the hotspots and the steps where the losses mostly occur
  • Design of simple and cost-effective packaging solutions for reducing the losses of these products along the supply chains, and evaluating the acceptance of different packaging solutions
  • The evaluation of the effects of the packaging solutions on physico-chemical microbiological and nutritional properties of the selected foods during storage
  • Performing cost benefit and resource efficiency analyses for the packaging solutions
  • The implementation of a good coordination framework among stakeholders at micro, meso and macro levels for a good dissemination of the project outputs

Contact: Barbara Götz ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])


Living Handbook of Perishable Food Supply Chains (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, period: 1.05.2016-29.02.2020)
As a collaboration partner of the University of Bonn, ZB MED publishes scientific handbooks through the PUBLISSO Living Handbooks publishing platform. Authors can add contributions themselves and update them at any time. The quality of the handbooks is ensured by an editorial board and a mandatory peer review process. As well as text-based articles, contributors can include research data and multimedia content. All content is open access, which means it is freely available online.
The aim of the Living Handbook of Perishable Food Supply Chains is to present this combined interdisciplinary knowledge and challenges in the field of cold chain management in food supply chains in one comprehensive book. The book is divided in two main parts, covering two main topics: The first part focuses on country specific information and challenges in the field of Cold Chains (Part I). The second part addresses current developments and research activities in the field of Cold Chain Management (Part II).

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Contact: Lucas Correa Dresch ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])

Research Network on Emergency Resources Supply Chain, ReMESH (Marie Curie RISE project, H2020 grant: 823759, period: 1.05.2019-30.04.2023)
The research network comprises several universities throughout Europe and collaborating universities in Asia. The ReMESH project aims to provide a systematic study of the ERSC management systems to bridge the existing knowledge gap on the topic. The proposed research will use novel approaches to design ERSC systems for better management of response to different types of disaster.
Research Focus
The Remesh project will make several investigations on the ERSC to:

  • determine the resources required to accomplish the emergency response functions.
  • identify the functions that must be performed to respond to the demands that emergencies place upon response organizations,
  • develop a novel holistic and interactive framework to identify critical failure modes; with the resource supply chain broken down to its component levels;
  • incorporation of decision-making into the ERSC life cycle.
  • use modern system engineering technologies to identify the most vulnerable components in the ERSC
  • and provide a set of deterministic/stochastic models to analyse the risks caused by the vulnerability.

After the investigations, this project will propose and implement a decision support framework to capture and minimize inherent vulnerabilities and improve resilience in the ERSC for large-scale natural disasters.
Contact: Dr. Antonia Albrecht ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])  and Lucas Correa Dresch ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])


Research Network bio2pack (International ZIM cooperation network, Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy)
The research network comprises 14 collaborating companies and 5 research institutes from Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. The focus of the network is the development of sustainable packaging solutions with special emphasis on the sustainability of the used materials. Following the ‘cradle to cradle’ principle, the development of products and materials with a focus on reuse is forced. As biological base, the resources should allow for subsequent organic growth or be reused as secondary resources. The specific aim of the network is the development of a solution portfolio for the innovative use of natural resources in ecological and sustainable packaging materials.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]) and Imke Korte ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])


FreshIndex (2018-2020): Investigation of a real-time dynamic shelf life indicator to optimize the food supply chain.

The FreshIndex project is funded by the BMBF and 7 partners from industry and research are involved.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Development and validation of a predictive shelf life model depending on the spoilage kinetics of specific products
  • Definition of a graded FreshIndex on the basis of the predictive model
  • Building a big data cloud for cross-industry exchange of quality data
  • Development of an app to predict the remaining shelf life in real-time
  • Implementation of rapid methods to analyze the initial hygiene of each product in real-time

For more information, please visit the Homepage:
Contact: Dr. Antonia Albrecht ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]) and Maureen Mittler ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])

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