Professor Margit Laimer (c) BOKU Wien - Jakob Vegh

Professor Margit Laimer has succeeded for the first time in making a 32,000-year-old plant blossom in vitro. It is the oldest plant that has ever been recultivated. The plant cells survived in the earth of Arctic silica in the Siberian permafrost. The biotechnologist speaks of a stroke of luck:

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.