Cyanobacteria: Small candidates as great hopes for medicine and biotechnology

An ever-growing global population, an increasing standard of living and environmental challenges such as anthropogenic climate change, ocean pollution, the declining availability of arable land and dwindling fossil resources—these are today's global challenges. Therefore, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has dedicated the Science Year 2020/21 to the topic Bioeconomy with the aim of meeting these challenges with little heroes. The 'stars' of bioeconomy are proteins, algae, microorganisms, and other tiny creatures with great impact.