New FWF Young Investigator Researcher Group Project

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New FWF Young Investigator Researcher Group Project

Petra, Chris and Andrew have been awarded a Young Investigator Researcher Group project from the FWF, entitled “PlayNICE - Interplay between biological nitrification inhibitors, nitrogen cycling, and agronomic nitrogen use efficiency”. 

This four-year long, interdisciplinary project aims to identify and extensively characterize plant-derived compounds that inhibit nitrification in soil – so called biological nitrification inhibitors (BNIs). Inhibiting soil nitrification with BNIs can increase the nitrogen retention in agricultural soils and plant nitrogen use efficiency. This innovative research project will be a collaborative effort between four junior researches at CMESS: Petra Pjevac (JMF) as Project Coordinator, Christopher Sedlacek and Andrew Giguere (DOME), Lucia Fuchslueger (TER), as well as Christoph Bueshl and Maria Doppler at the Institute of Bioanalytics and Agro-Metabolomics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

Congratulations to the PlayNICE Team!