TEAM

Melina
Dr. Maria Proestou

Project Leader

Nicolai
Dr. Nicolai Schulz

Project Leader

Adrien- Round
Adrien Ludot

Research Associate

Alexandra
Alexandra Gottinger

Future Research Associate

Jonas Round
Jonas von Pfister

Research Associate

Giorgio-Round
Giorgio Varanini

Research Associate

Clara
Clara Meier

Student Assistant

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Jayshrita Bhagabati

Student Assistant

Dr. Maria Proestou

e-mail: maria.proestou(at)hu-berlin.de
phone: +49(0)30 2093 46313
fax:  +49(0)30 2093 46321

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests
  • Bureaucratic Structures and Bevahiours
  • Geopolitics and Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change Denial
  • Bioeconomy Policy and Discources
  • State Apporaches
  • Social Psychology in Energy Transition

Dr. Nicolai Schulz

email: nicolai.schulz(at)hu-berlin.de
phone: +49(0)30 2093 46313
fax   :  +49(0)30 2093 46321

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests
  • Comparative Politics of Development
  • Development Economics
  • Bioeconomy Policy
  • Industrial Policy
  • African Politics

Adrien Ludot

e-mail: adrien.ludot(at)hu-berlin.de
phone: +33(0)6 74 57 09 16

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests

  • Bioeconomy Policy
  • Sustainable Agro-Food Systems
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Energy and Green Industry Policy
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Green Political Theory

Education

  • 10/2021 – 08/2022: MA in Environmental Studies (Tel-Aviv University)
  • 09/2017 – 09/2021: MSc in Agricultural Science (AgroParisTech)
  • 09/2014 – 07/2017: Undergraduate preparation for French engineering schools (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics)

Work Experience

  • 09/2022 – 01/2023: Bioeconomy Scientific Project Manager (French National Research Agency)
  • 09/2019 – 02/2020: Fermentation engineering internship (Swedish University of Agricultural
  • Sciences 
  • 06/2019 – 08/2019: Industrial biotechnologies internship (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant)

Alexandra Gottinger

email: al.gottinger(at)gmail.com

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests

  • Transition Study
  • Bioeconomy Policy Mix
  • Sustainability Standards
Education
  • 10/2021 – 09/2023: Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development (TU Kaiserslautern Distance and Independent Studies Center)
  • 09/2018 – 10/2019: Master’s Degree in Political Science (Universitat Autònama de Barcelona)
  • 10/2013 – 10/2017: Bachelor of Arts in Management of Social Innovations (University of Applied Science Munich)
  • 2015: Internship semester at JA Córdoba, Argentina
Work Experience
  • 10/2019 – 12/2022: Research associate at Technical University Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics; Research Projects: BioTOP (Transformation-oriented innovation policy for the bioeconomy  – status, potential and strategies) and StarProBio (Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products)
  • 05/2016 – 10/2016: Working student; Cooperate Social Responsibility at TATA Consultancy Services
  • 03/2015 – 08/2015: Working student; Environment Health and Safety at Osram GmbH

Jonas von Pfister

e-mail: jonas.pfister(at)hu-berlin.de
phone: +49(0)30 2093 46851

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests
  • Bioeconomy Policy
  • Innovation Policy
  • Policy Implementation
  • System(s) of Innovation
  • Cooperatives and Cooperative Organisation
  • Mixed-Method Research

Education
  • 10/2020 – 04/2023: MSc in Agricultural Economics (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
  • 10/2015 – 03/2019: BSc in Agricultural Sciences (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

 

Work Experience

  • 05/2021 – 02/2023: Student assistant – research project “Policy Design for Resilient Bioeconomies” (PolDeRBio), Agricultural and Food Policy Group, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 03/2022 – 07/2022: Working student – project planning and municipal consulting for ground-mounted photovoltaics, Wir.solar project management firm
  • 04/2019 – 10/2020: Administration – Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, Horticultural farm “Ökohof Waldgarten”

Giorgio Varanini

e-mail: giorgio.varanini@hu-berlin.de
phone: +49(0)30 2093 46798
fax:  +49(0)30 2093 46321

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests
  • Environmental Politics
  • Policy Implementation
  • Bioeconomy 
  • Resilience
Education
  • 04/2020 – 09/2022: MSc in Agricultural Economics (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

  • 10/2016 – 11/2019: BSc in Economics (Freie Universität zu Berlin)

  • 10/2013 – 10/2016: BA in Arts and Humanities (University of Padua)

  • 09/2015 – 03/2016: Visiting Student (Heidelberg University, Institute of Romance Languages)

Work Experience
  • 10/2022 – 11/2023: Research Associate within the BMBF-funded Project PolDeRBio – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Thaer-Institute, Agricultural and Food Policy Group 

  • 03/2022 – 07/2022: Working Student – Junior Project Manager, Luvent Consulting GmbH

  • 04/2018 – 10/2020: Research and teaching assistent, Deutsche Bundesbank Guest-Professorship, Freie Universität Berlin

Clara Meier

email: clara.meier(at)hu-berlin.de  
phone: +49 (0) 15167765688

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests

  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Critical discourse Analysis  
  • Agricultural Transformation
  • Comparative Politics of Development
  • Green Political Theory  
  • Social and Political Psychology 
Education

  • 09/2020 – ongoing: B.A. in Philosophy (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • 08/2019 – 06/2022: B.A. in Political and Social Science (Sciences Po Paris)

Work Experience

  • 04/2022 – 07/2022: Housing coordinator at Moabit Hilft e.V., supporting refugees arriving in Berlin
  • 01/2022 – 04/2022: Fundraising and communication intern at WeBuilding e.V., global justice NGO

Jayshrita Bhagabati

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 – Haus 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

Research Interests

  • Bioeconomy
  • Agriculture and Food Policy
  • International Trade
  • Emerging Technologies