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
Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, online via zoom

Martin Kaltenpoth

Microbial symbioses as driving forces of evolutionary innovation in insects
Dec 13, 2021 17:00
online via zoom

Axel Schmidt, Maricel Santoro, Lorenzo Caputi

Plant transformation workshop
Jan 27, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Room: TBA

Veit Grabe

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