International Max Planck Research School "Chemical Communication in Ecological Systems"

International Max Planck Research School "Chemical Communication in Ecological Systems"

We are an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) that is jointly organized by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPI-CE) and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU). The main focus of our school is the use of molecular, analytical and neurobiological techniques to explore chemical communication in nature. We study communication between plants, animals, microbes and their environment, as well as its ecology and evolution.

Admission to the school is possible either through the annual recruitment or a written application to the school committee. Each year, up to five IMPRS doctoral positions are awarded following a competitive, worldwide call for applications. Doctoral researchers participate in a 3-year structured program that includes lectures, practical courses, outreach activities, and an annual symposium. All courses are held in English. The doctoral degree is granted by the Friedrich Schiller University.

Upcoming IMPRS events

Nicole Van Dam, Sarah O'Connor

Molecular and chemical interaction ecology
Oct 21, 2021 10:15 - Feb 10, 2022 12:00
online via zoom

Rick Scavetta

Data visualization
Jan 28, 2022 - Feb 17, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, online via zoom

Veit Grabe

The basics of light and fluorescence microscopy
Feb 7, 2022 09:00 - Feb 10, 2022 13:00
MPI-CE, Room: A1.041

Erika Kothe

Intracellular signal transduction in fungal mating
Feb 28, 2022 17:00
online via zoom

Dorit Schmidt, Kirsten Heinrich

Good scientific practise
Mar 1, 2022 09:00 - 16:00
MPI-CE, Room: A1.041

Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement

Academic writing
Mar 2, 2022 - Mar 3, 2022

Günter Theißen

After two years of COVID-19 pandemic: What have we learned about the origin of the causative agent SARS-CoV-2?
Mar 28, 2022 17:00
online via zoom

Nicole van Dam

Apr 4, 2022 17:00
Hybrid lecture (online via zoom & MPI-CE, A1.009 + A1.011)

Introduction to basic statistics and R

Apr 25, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
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