Celebrating 20 Years of the MPI for Chemical Ecology

  • 20 years MPI-CE

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on September 21/22, 2017.

 

 

 

Registration

All alumni are invited to participate. Please register here.

 

 

The 20th Anniversary Program

Venue: Lecture hall of the Abbe Centre Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1, 07745 Jena (talks) and MPI for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Straße 8, 07745 Jena

September 21, 2017


09:00 - 09:20


Opening Prof. David Heckel, Prof. Rosenthal, president of the FSU, and Dr. Schröter, mayor of the city, welcome address of Prof. em. Meinwald, Cornell University (video)


09:20 - 09:40


Honorary talk of the chair of our scientific advisory board Prof. Julia Kubanek, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


09:40 - 10:20


Historical Overview by Prof. Wilhelm Boland (in German with English slides)
Chemische Ökologie in Jena; ein Institut wird erwachsen

10:20 - 10:30

Max Planck Jena Choir

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30

 


Prof. Ian T. Baldwin, Department of Molecular Ecology
20 years of training genome-enabled field biologists

Prof.  Wilhelm Boland,  Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
Leaf beetles: from defensive chemistry to evolution

Prof. Jonathan Gershenzon, Department of Biochemistry
20 years of biochemical ecology: sharp memories, sweet stories and volatile moments

12:30 - 13:15

Snack Buffet


13:15 - 14:15


Prof. Bill Hansson, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Smelling to survive - Insect smell-guided behavior

Prof. David Heckel, Department of Entomology
Coevolutionary arms race in the insect midgut


14:15 - 17:00


Guided tours through "Open Departments“


18:00


Speed Informing with alumni working in industry (Sven Adolph, Cristina Daolio, Jan-Willem de Kraker, Lynn Ullmann-Zeunert and Aaron Windsor) and our junior scientists

 

September 22, 2017


09:00-09:10


Award Ceremony


09:10 - 09:30


Meike Burow, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Feedback regulation of metabolism and development by glucosinolate defense compounds


09:30 - 09:50


Martin Heil, Laboratorio de Ecología de Plantas, Cinvestav, Irapuato, Mexico
Extracellular DNA and other DAMPs as immunity inducers in plants and humans

 


09:50 - 10:10


Alfredo Ibañez, Institute for omic Sciences and Applied Biotechnology (ICOBA), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú
Mass spectrometry: from whole plants to small fungi


10:10 - 10:30


André Kessler, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Plant-to-plant communication and its role in driving herbivore population dynamics

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:20

 

Amy Lawton-Rauh, Genetics and Biochemistry Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Molecular evolution and population dynamics of adaptation to glyphosate in Amaranthus palmeri: rapid, massive proliferation of a highly conserved gene modulated by population structure


11:20 - 11:40


Shenghong Li, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Unusual specialized metabolites of two Himalayan Lamiaceae plants and their biological functions


11:40 - 12:00


Annette Reineke, Arbeitsgruppe Entomologie, Institut für Phytomedizin, Hochschule Geisenheim, Germany
Effects of elevated CO2 on interactions between grapevine plants, a fungal pathogen and a herbivorous insect


12:00 - 12:20


Kathrin Steck, Centro Champalimaud - Neurociências, Lisboa, Portugal,
The gustatory basis of protein homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster

13:00 - open end

Potluck buffet


14:00 -16:00


Games

  • Chemical experiments for children (seminar room)
  • Painting with plant colors  (seminar room)
  • Quiz: "Are you ready for a Max Planck?" (cafeteria)
  • Odor quiz: "How well can you smell and recognize odors?" (cafeteria)
  • "Being a Manduca": Try to collect nectar from a flower (cafeteria)
  • A world map of odors (cafeteria)
  • Insect memory (communication area)
  • Face painting (communication area)


16:00


Latin dance with Guillermo