FACCE-JPI Scientific Voices

Listen to scientists explaining their research

The publication of audio interviews of researchers working under the FACCE-JPI umbrella will start the 20th of September with Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, the coordinator of the ProFaba project.

Inspired by the view of Jean Perrin (Nobel Prize in Physics 1926), a renowned French physicist and science communicator who promoted “showing science in the making”, we ask the researchers behind the FACCE-JPI projects to share their science using their own words in an engaging and comprehensible manner.

The outcome is the “FACCE-JPI Scientific voices” program: a series of monthly podcasts with a running time of 10 minutes in English and the native language of the scientist if applicable.


Jørgen Eivind Olesen or the interplay between soil, environment and plants

We revisit the world of soils with Jørgen's scientific voice, where this time we focus on the interaction between soils, plants and the wider environment, with a focus on the impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Jørgen Eivind Olesen  is the coordinator of the ResidueGas project and is part of the ERA-NET on for monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture.


Daniel Pleissner or the endless possibilities of organic waste

Daniel’s scientific voice takes us to the world of organic waste and the research behind its transformation into usable products such as proteins or pigments. The “organic leftovers” may contribute to the production of the biomass required to achieve a biobased society in a sustainable way.

Daniel Pleissner is the project coordinator of the CLIMAQUA project and Adjunct professor at the Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU)
and the Institute of Sustainable Chemistry, Leuphana University Lüneburg.


Gerlinde de Deyn or what happens in the soil under our feet

Gerlinde’s scientific voice takes us to the world of soils. Despite being “out of sight and often out of mind”, soil life plays a determinant role in the functioning of the world above ground and it is the basis of both agricultural and natural systems. Loosing good soils can happen extremely fast while their formation takes considerable time. 

Gerlinde de Deyn is the coordinator of the Eco-serve project.


Gerlinde kindly replaced Lijbert Brussaard, the coordinator of the Eco-serve project, who is retired. 


Kirsti Loukola-Ruskeeniemi or the arsenic menace

Arsenic in agricultural soil and wate: what are the risks and how can we manage them? This week, Kirsti Loukola-Ruskeeniemi, the coordinator of the AgriAs project from the Joint Call 2016-WaterWorks 2015 talks to us about the 'arsenic menace'.


Sylvie Recous or the soil puzzle

Sylvie's scientific voice takes us to the world of soil organic matter and its effect on plant nutrition and the environment. Soil may store organic carbon, emit greenhouse gasses or experience nitrate losses thus influencing climate. Ensemble modeling can play a role to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and hence provide data to plan strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Sylvie Recous is coordinator of the CN-MIP project, Senior researcher Sylvie RecousFractionnement des Agro-Ressources et Environnement (FARE), French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE).


Listen to Marta Pogrzeba, the coordinator of the MISCOMAR project from FACCE SURPLUS, explain in English and in Polish what entails heavy metal soil contamination and how some plants can help to clean the soil. More info on the MISCOMAR project via the link.

Enjoy a fresh Scientific Voices! 


A new Scientific Voice is published! Professor Michael Brudford, Dean for Environmental Sustainability and co-director Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University. He is coordinator of the ClimGen project.

Listen to Michael Brudford or the comprehension of the genetic adaptation to climate.


Our first interviewee is Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, an Associate professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Plant Molecular Biology at Aarhus University. He is the coordinator of ProFaba, a research project belonging to the SusCrop ERA-NET call.

Stig starts mentioning that he works to better understand legumes and that he collaborates with plant breeders to improve legume crops.

To know more, listen to him deciphering his knowledge in English and Danish!:

Listen to Stig Uggerhøj Andersen or the fascination with legumes.


More information on this project, and the other projects funded by FACCE-JPI partners, is available in the FACCE-JPI Project Wheel or through the Actions' pages on our website.