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Bioeconomy Creative Competition Winner

Anne-Sofie De Rop

Microbial world of Jörmungandr​

​In my daily life, I engineer micro-organisms for the production of chemicals.

The serpent Jörmungandr from Norse mythology is drawn with bacteria from my lab.

This creature refers to threatening problems related to the climate change.

He is often represented chasing his own tail, making circles for eternity.

As such, the Jörmungandr represents the opportunity of microorganisms to contribute to a circular bioeconomy.

He is flying around the world, drawn with soil, a habitat of microorganisms. ​

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