25th Anniversary Symposium

25th Anniversary Symposium

  • Start: Sep 29, 2022
  • End: Sep 30, 2022
  • Location: Abbe Lecture Hall

29th September

09:00 - 09:30  Opening remarks, Jonathan Gershenzon

09:30-10:30    Alumnus Talk in German, Georg Pohnert, Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Jena University

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30    Jonathan Gershenzon, Department of Biochemistry
Dining with poisons: The challenging lives of herbivorous insects

11:30 - 12:00    Sarah O’Connor, Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Chemistry of plant natural products

12:00 - 12:30    Bill Hansson, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Stop the cannibals - odor-based defence against conspecifics in locusts

12:30 - 13:00    Martin Kaltenpoth, Department of Insect Symbiosis
Host-microbe coadaptations for the maintenance and regulation of beneficial symbioses

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch snacks

14:00 - 14:15    Hannah Rowland, Max Planck Research Group Predators and Toxic Prey
Prehistoric proteins: the origins of predator toxin resistance revealed by resurrection of an ancestral Na+ K+ ATPase

14:15 - 14:30    Yuko Ulrich, Lise Meiter Research Group Social Behaviour
Social behaviour and disease in clonal ant colonies

14:30 - 14:45    Silke Sachse, Research Group Olfactory Coding
From brain to behavior: Sensory processing in Drosophila

14:45 - 15:00    Axel Mithöfer, Research Group Plant Defense Physiology
Defense against herbivorous insects in an insectivorous plant?

15:00 - 15:15    Christian Paetz, Rayko Halitschke, Veit Grabe
Scientific Service at the MPICE - From NMR to MS to Microscopy

15:15 – 15:45    Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:00    Eric Schranz, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

16:00 - 16:15    Radhika Venkatesan, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Understanding the multifaceted role of plant volatiles in tritrophic interactions

16:15 - 16:30    Astrid Groot, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
From moth pheromones to food web interactions

19:00 - 21:00    Speed Informing


30th September

09:00 - 09:15     Sandra Irmisch, Leiden University, The Netherlands
From Plant Metabolite Biosynthesis to Engineering Production Systems

09:15 - 09:30    Ian Keesey, University of Nebraska, USA
Multimodal sensory neuroecology: how to keep genomics from lapping behavioral studies

09:30 - 09:45    Nawaporn Onkokesung, Newcastle University, UK
Molecular mechanisms of natural and anthopogenic stresses responses: From basic to translational research

09:45 - 10:00    Jakob Franke, Hannover University
Elucidating the Biosynthesis of Quassinoid Triterpenes in the Invasive Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

10:00 - 10:15    Laura Flórez, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Insects as an arena for bacterial-fungal interactions

10:15 – 10:45    Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00    Seung-Joon Ahn, Mississippi State University, USA
Slug neuropeptides and their receptors

11:00 - 11:15    Martin Strube-Bloss, Bielefeld University
Categorization in mushroom body output neurons: Making sense of a multimodal environment

11:15 - 11:30    Samay Pande, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Bacterial predator-mediated enrichment of antibiotic resistance in complex microbial communities

11:30 - 11:45    Evangelos Tatsis, Centre for Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science, Shanghai, China
Convergent gene clusters underpin hyperforin biosynthesis in St John’s wort

11:45 - 12:00    Mayuri Napagoda, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Unveiling the secrets of nature: The ethnobotanical, pharmacological,  phytochemical, and nanotechnology-based investigations on Sri Lankan flora

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch at own expense

13:30 - 15:30    Guided tours

15:30     Games, Fun and Party with our institute’s band


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