From endangered freshwater pearl mussels in Ireland to microorganisms in sludge in the Netherlands, scientists across Europe show their research in a photo contest held by the EU-funded CommBeBiz project. The winning three shots were announced during an awards ceremony on 22 February in London, UK.
Researchers are investigating links between microbes and rare earth elements.
We asked five young bioeconomy researchers to set out their vision.
Dr Kate Rychert studies ocean plate structures.