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Frontiers in Chemical Ecology


  • Start: Jun 28, 2022 08:45 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Jun 29, 2022 12:30 PM
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
  • Room: Lecture Hall

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

08:45 Welcome (Martin Kaltenpoth, Director, MPICE)

Session 1
Chair: Martin Kaltenpoth

09:00 Joseph Parker, California Institute of Technology, United States, “The emergence and fate of ecological relationships”

09:50 André Kessler, Cornell University, United States, “Chemical information and keystone compounds”


10:40- 11:20 Coffee Break

Session 2
Chair: Sarah O’Connor

11:20 Marnix Medema, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, “Deciphering the chemical language of the microbiome”

12:10 Clare Casteel, Cornell University, United States, “Microbe-mediated plant-insect interactions”


13:00-14:30 Lunch

Session 3
Chair: Sarah O’Connor

14:30 Alisa Huffaker, University of California, San Diego, United States, “Genetic and biochemical deconvolution of layered plant immune responses”

15:40 Susan Whitehead, Virginia Tech, United States, “Ecology and evolution of chemically-mediated plant interactions”


16:30- 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 Guided Tours

18:30 Barbecue on the roof top terrace of the MPI for Chemical Ecology 


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Session 4
Chair: Jonathan Gershenzon

08:30 Christian Kost, University of Osnabrück, Germany, “Harnessing the power of microbial model systems to unravel fundamental principles in chemical ecology”

09:20 Sergio Rasmann, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, “Evolutionary ecology of phytochemical diversity across space and time”


10:10-10:50 Coffee Break

Session 5
Chair: Bill Hansson

10:50 Stéphane Hacquard, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany, “Synthetic ecology of the plant microbiota: linking genes to communities and ecosystems”

11:40 Lindy McBride, Princeton University, United States, “Evolution of host-seeking circuits and behavior across mosquitoes”

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