New FWF Young Investigator Researcher Group project


Petra, together with a team of four other researchers, has 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!

More information on the Project (in German) can be found below.