Joint Symposium of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) Prague and the MPI-CE

Date: January 23, 2015

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Straße 8, 07745 Jena (Seminar rooms, 1st floor)

Friday, January 23, 2015

08:15Arrival of IOCB guests at the MPI-CE
08:30-08:40 David G. Heckel, Managing Director MPI-CE, and Aleš Svatoš, MPI-CE Mass Spectrometry Research Group
Welcome and opening
08:40-09:00 David G. Heckel, Managing Director MPI-CE
Overview of research at the MPI-CE
09:00-09:30Zdeněk Hostomský, Director of the IOCB
Overview of research at the IOCB

Session 1: Two presentations from IOCB on current MPI-CE / IOCB co-operations (Chair: Aleš Svatoš, MPI-CE)

09:30-09:50Iva Pichová, IOCB
"Genetic mechanisms of sex pheromone diversification"
09:50-10:10Lubomír Rulíšek, IOCB
"Theoretical Bioinorganic Chemistry: Correlating Theory with Experiment"
10:10-10:30Coffee Break

Session 2: Presentations from the IOCB  (Chair: Zdeněk Hostomský)

10:30-10:45 Pavel Jungwirth, IOCB
"Ion-Protein Interactions: Beyond the Hofmeister Series"

Robert Hanus, IOCB,
"Biology and chemical ecology of termites: selected running projects"

11:00-11:15Ullrich Jahn, IOCB
"Contributions to the Structure Elucidation and Function of Natural Products by Total Synthesis"
11:15-11:30Edward Curtis, IOCB    
"Investigating the functional potential of nucleic acids using in vitro selection"
11:30-11:45Michael Mareš, IOCB
"Bugs and parasites: proteolytic systems and their regulation"
11:45-12:00Petr Cígler, IOCB
"Fluorescent and plasmonic nanoprobes: nanodiamonds, virus-like particles and more"
12:00-12:15Pavel Majer, IOCB
"Synthesis of Enzyme Inhibitors and their Application for Drug Delivery, Targeting and Therapy"
12:30-13:30Lunch Break

Session 3: Presentations from the MPICE  (Chair: David G. Heckel)

13:30-13:45 Wilhelm Boland, MPI-CE, Dept. of Bioorganic Chemistry
"Chlorophyll Function and Degradation in the Insect Gut"

Markus Knaden, MPI-CE, Dept. of Evolutionary Neuroethology
"Two olfactory receptors in one neuron against parasitization in Drosophila"

14:00-14:15Heiko Vogel, MPI-CE, Dept. of Entomology
"Combining host biology with potential applications of insect-associated microbes - The burying beetle example"
14:15-14:30Meredith Schuman, MPI-CE, Dept. of Molecular Ecology
"Reality check: the evolving story of how a wild plant survives and thrives in nature"
14:30-14:45Jonathan Gershenzon, MPI-CE, Dept. of Biochemistry
 "How herbivores detoxify plant defenses"
14:45-15:10Coffee Break

15:10-15:30Babett Gläser, MPG Office, Brussels
"The Horizon 2020 Twinning program"
15:30-16:30Round-table discussion on co-operations
16:30-17:30Visit to individual labs
17:45Transport of IOCB guest to Hotel
19:00Discussion on co-operations continued at Hotel Schwarzen Bär
(including dinner)