Stefanie B. Seitz

Stefanie B. Seitz
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS | IKTS · Research Field Energy Systems

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September 2020 - present
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
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  • R&D Manager
January 2019 - August 2020
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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  • Manager
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  • Initiate and support of transfer activties with a focus on social innovation and 3rd mission
January 2018 - December 2018
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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  • Project Manager
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  • Coordination of the BMBF project "Nucleus Jena" (www.nucleus-jena.de)

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Publications (45)
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Despite the technical feasibility of renewable energy technologies and their contribution to climate-friendly power production public, opposition can be a hurdle for new installations of renewable energy plants. This study assesses citizens’ perceptions of the technology Agrophotovoltaics (APV) by applying the Responsible Research and Innovation (R...
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In the context of transformative energy policy frameworks, such as the German “Energiewende”, state and federal agencies, regulators, and country planners need reliable data on the energy system infrastructure to make substantiated decisions about line routing and extension. The decision-making processes are accompanied by interdisciplinary researc...
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Bioenergy carriers are used in different energy sectors. While the bioenergy supply from energy crops is limited, there is still reasonable unused potential from residues and waste. Improved qualities are necessary with regard to energy density, storability, energy content, flexible application, and related emissions. Especially solid and gaseous b...
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Epigenetics is one of a group of newly developing technosciences whose applications are just starting to leave the sphere of pure science. What is currently known about epigenetics is not only the basis for grand visions, but also for first applications especially in the medical sector. Epigenetics is therefore already of relevance to our daily liv...
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Within the last decade, epigenetics has developed as a branch of molecular genetics and is currently experiencing a true hype. One of the most fascinating but also scaring findings of epigenetics is the confirmation of the old presumption that the environment can have lasting effects on gene expression – maybe even into the next generation(s). Thus...
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Modern epigenetics unites scientists from life sciences, organic chemistry as well as computer and engineering sciences to find an answer to the question of how environmental influences can have a lasting effect on gene expression, maybe even into the next generations. This volume examines from an interdisciplinary perspective the ethical, legal an...
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Als Spezialgebiet der Molekulargenetik befasst sich die Epigenetik mit Regulationsmechanismen der Genaktivität jenseits der DNS-Sequenz. Das sinnbildliche „über den Genen stehen“ dieser Mechanismen hat nicht nur wissenschaftliche Theorien revolutioniert, sondern auch Auswirkungen auf den gesellschaftlichen Umgang mit genetischen Wissensbeständen un...
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Die Epigenetik gehört zu einer Gruppe sich neu entwickelnder Technikwissenschaften, deren Anwendungen die wissenschaftliche Sphäre gerade erst verlassen. Ihre derzeitigen Wissensbestände sind nicht nur die Basis für große Visionen, sondern auch für erste Anwendungen im medizinischen Bereich. So hat die Epigenetik bereits Relevanz für unser tägliche...
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The discourse on the fundamental issues raised by synthetic biology, such as biosafety and biosecurity, intellectual property, environmental consequences and ethical and societal implications, is still open and controversial. This, coupled with the potential and risks the field holds, makes it one of the hottest topics in technology assessment toda...
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Being part of molecular genetics, epigenetics deals with the regulatory mechanisms of gene-activity beyond the DNA sequence. The allegorical “being above the genes” of these mechanisms has revolutionised scientific theories and affected society’s way of dealing with the stocks of genetic knowledge as well as the public discourse on it. To date ther...
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Zusammenfassung: Die Transformation der Energiesysteme weg von fossilen und damit endlichen Ressourcen und umweltschädlichen Nutzungen hin zu erneuerba-ren Energieträgern und nachhaltigen Nutzungsformen schreitet voran. Aber auch nach 35 Jahren Energiewende in Deutschland sind die ehrgeizigen Ziele bei wei-tem noch nicht erreicht. Mehr noch, in ein...
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Zusammenfassung: Die Transformation der Energiesysteme weg von fossilen und damit endlichen Ressourcen und umweltschädlichen Nutzungen hin zu erneuerbaren Energieträgern und nachhaltigen Nutzungsformen schreitet voran. Aber auch nach 35 Jahren Energiewende in Deutschland sind die ehrgeizigen Ziele bei weitem noch nicht erreicht. Mehr noch, in einig...
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As a background for current outlooks towards strengthening the technology assessment (TA) community, Scherz et al. give a historical overview of efforts to establish international fora for communication among professionals and researchers in TA. Against this background, the article conveys experiences from the first two bi-annual TA conferences, ar...
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Innerhalb der letzten zehn Jahre hat sich die Epigenetik als ein Zweig der Molekulargenetik herausgebildet und erlebt einen regelrechten Hype. Die moderne Epigenetik vereint Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus den Lebenswissenschaften, der organischen Chemie, der Informatik und den Ingenieurwissenschaften bei der Beantwortung der Frage, wi...
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Synthetic biology has emerged in the past decade when advanced biotechnological methods have increased the ability to design and build robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Synthetic biology is expected to contribute to solving the world’s most significant challenges including energy supply, disease control,...
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Innerhalb der letzten zehn Jahre hat sich die Epigenetik als ein Zweig der Molekulargenetik ausgebildet und erlebt derzeit einen regelrechten Hype. Die moderne Epigenetik vereint Wissenschaftler/innen aus den Lebenswissenschaften, der organischen Chemie und der Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften bei der Beantwortung der Frage, wie Umwelteinflüs...
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With the horizon set to 2020, the European Union has identified the grand societal challenges for Europe’s development in the coming years and beyond. Health and demographic change, clean and smart energy, green and integrated transport, climate change and resource efficiency, reflective societies, sustainable cities or the freedom and security of...
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With the horizon set to 2020, the European Union has identified the grand societal challenges for Europe’s development in the coming years and beyond. Health and demographic change, clean and smart energy, green and integrated transport, climate change and resource efficiency, reflective societies, sustainable cities or the freedom and security...
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Among the new and emerging technosciences, synthetic biology (SB) is one of the hottest topics for technology assessment. The aim of SB is to be more than advanced biotechnology, developing biology as a substrate for engineering by adapting concepts developed in the fields of engineering. The visions of SB offer enormous opportunities which are cou...
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Bericht von der Werkstatttagung der Evangelischen Akademie Loccum zu Partizipation Loccum, 28.–30. Januar 2014
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The chapter of Fleischer, Jahnel and Seitz points out that the current concept of toxicological risk assessment in the field of nanotechnology (in particular that referred to manufactured particulate nanomaterials (MPNs)), which is based on conventional expert-based chemical risk assessment procedure, is too narrow. We analyse various proposals, su...
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The Citizens Dialogues on Future Technologies (CDFT) marked a certain ‘participatory turn’ in Germany. Here, we take a closer look at the CDFT, their methodology, their topics and what such a large participatory process can entail for technology assessment. Throughout the CDFT different topics showed interesting changes in how the participants disc...
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In den Biowissenschaften erfährt die Epigenetik gerade einen Hype und hebt sich als eigener Forschungszweig von der Molekulargenetik ab. Sie bildet ein Sammelbecken für Wissenschaftler/innen, die sich grob gesagt mit den von der Umwelt beeinflussten, z. T. vererbbaren Veränderungen der Genexpression beschäftigen, denen keine Veränderungen in der Se...
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Report from the 2nd Practitioners’ Meeting within the European Project PACITA, Workshop on TA Methods
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Winter School zu „Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies“ Mesa, Arizona, USA, 3.–10. Januar 2013
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Report from the first conference within the European project PACITA Prague, Czech Republic, March 13–15, 2013
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The new technological developments of materials at a small size scale with novel physicochemical properties offers enormous prospects for industrial innovation and new products like cosmetics, food packaging, clothing, surface coating, and paints. At the same time, an increasing number of workers and consumers are exposed to a broad range of nanoma...
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This paper deals with the potential of focus groups in concern assessment. It presents results from two focus group discussions on nanoparticles with laypeople in Karlsruhe and Vienna. The method was found a suitable means of gaining first insights into people’s perceptions, conceptualisations, associations and expectations. Considering the socio-p...
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This report deals with the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks of engineered nanomaterials (ENM). Because of the great uncertainties regarding their actual health and environmental effects and numerous methodological challenges to established risk assessment procedures (toxicology, exposure and hazard assessments, life cycle asse...
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Mit gezielt hergestellten, partikulären Nanomaterialien (MPN – manufactured particulate nanomaterials) verbinden sich weltweit große Hoffnungen auf Wirtschaftswachstum und nachhaltige Entwicklung. Aufgrund ihrer Nanoskaligkeit (1 bis 100 nm) zeigen diese Nanomaterialien veränderte oder sogar völlig neue Eigenschaften im Vergleich zu größeren Partik...
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Different approaches have been adopted for assessing the potential risks of conventional chemicals and products for human health. In general, the traditional paradigm is a toxicological-driven chemical-by-chemical approach, focusing on single toxic endpoints. Scope and responsibilities for the development and implementation of a risk assessment con...
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Synthetische Nanopartikel werden schon seit Längerem eingesetzt – z. B. im Bereich neuartiger Materialien/Oberflächen und Kosmetik, möglicherweise auch in Lebensmitteln und deren Verpackungen. Gleichzeitig besteht noch immer eine große wissenschaftliche Unsicherheit bezüglich ihrer Umwelt- und Gesundheitsrisiken, was die Risiko-Governance nach dem...
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Circadian clocks can be entrained by light-dark or temperature cycles. In the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, 12h changes in temperature between 18°C and 28°C synchronize its clock. Both subunits of the circadian RNA-binding protein CHLAMY1, named C1 and C3, are able to integrate temperature information. C1 gets hyper-phosphorylated in cells...
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The two subunits of the circadian RNA-binding protein CHLAMY1 from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are involved in maintaining period (C1 subunit) and phase (C3 subunit) of the circadian clock. C1 coregulates the level of C3. Overexpression of C1 causes a parallel increase in C3. Both subunits can also integrate temperature information, resulting in hype...
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The circadian RNA-binding protein CHLAMY1 from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii consists of two subunits named C1 and C3. Changes in the C1 level cause arrhythmicity of the phototaxis rhythm, while alterations in the level of C3 lead to acrophase shifts. Thus, CHLAMY1 is involved in maintaining period and phase of the circadian clock. Here,...
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The RNA-binding protein CHLAMY1 from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was shown to interact specifically and strongly with U[[greater than or equal to]7]-repeat sequences that are situated in the 3'-UTRs of several mRNAs (Mittag, 1996; Waltenberger et al., 2001). Some of these encode proteins of nitrogen metabolism such as plastidic glutami...
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The physiology of the circadian (daily) clock has been well studied in the unicellular eukaryote Chlamy- domonas reinhardtii. Circadian rhythms of phototaxis, chemotaxis, cell division, UV sensitivity, and adher- ence to glass have been characterized in this green alga. Circadian phototaxis was even shown to operate in outer space! The related phen...

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Technology Assessment Conferences continue the tradition of two international TA conferences held within the EU project “Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment” (PACITA) with a goal to expand Technology Assessment (TA) across Europe. 1st conference on Technology Assessment, Prague 2013: http://www.pacitaproject.eu/technology-assessment-and-policy-areas-of-great-transitions/ 2nd conference on Technology Assessment, Berlin 2015: http://berlinconference.pacitaproject.eu 3rd conference on Technology Assessment, Cork 2017: http://cork2017.technology-assessment.info 4th conference on Technology Assessment, Bratislava 2019: https://bratislava2019.technology-assessment.info/ 5th conference on Technology Assessment, Karlsruhe 2022: https://karlsruhe2022.technology-assessment.info/
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PACITA was a four-year EU financed project under FP7 aimed at increasing the capacity and enhancing the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the diversity of practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA). The key practices in focus are interactive in the sense that they engage science, civil society organizations, stakeholders, citizens, parliaments and/or governments directly in the activities in order to activate different kinds of knowledge, engage the actors, create common ownership to the results and enhance the communication between the societal actors. http://www.pacitaproject.eu/
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Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens „Naturschutzfachliches Monitoring des Ausbaus der erneuerbaren Energien im Strombereich und Entwicklung von Instrumenten zur Verminderung der Beeinträchtigung von Natur und Landschaft (EE-Monitor)“ war daher eine möglichst systematische Erfassung und Darstellung der Entwicklungen und daraus folgenden Auswirkungen der erneuerbaren Energien zur Stromerzeugung (Windenergie, Photovoltaik, Bioenergie und Wasserkraft) sowie des zum Energietransport benötigten Stromnetzes insbesondere auf die Schutzgegenstände des Bundesnaturschutzgesetzes. Notwendig dafür ist insbesondere die räumliche Erfassung der Entwicklungen und Effekte über die Zeit (Monitoring).