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

Date: April 7-8, 2015

Schleiden-Stahl Seminar Room, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Straße 8, 07745 Jena

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

21:00Welcome Meeting, discussion (SWOT analysis) of the “H2020 UK/CZ/DE Twinning Proposal” and dinner at the Hotel Schwarzer Bär, Lutherplatz 2, 07743 Jena

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

09:00-09:15  David G. Heckel, Managing Director MPI-CE
Welcome Address; Research at the MPI for Chemical Ecology
09:15-09:30 Achim Dobermann, Managing Director Rothamsted
Research at Rothamsted Research

Session 1 − Molecular Genetics of Insect Olfaction

09:30-09:50Ewald Große-Wilde, MPI-CE        
"Evolution of insect olfaction"
09:50-10:10Jing-Jiang Zhou, Rothamsted
"Molecular genetics of insect olfaction"
10:10-10:30Chris Jones, Rothamsted
"Genetics of insect migration"
10:30-11:00Coffee Break, Cafeteria MPI-CE

Session 2 − Metabolic Flux in Terpene / Terpenoid Biosynthesis

11:00-11:20  Abith Vattekkatte, MPI-CE
"Mechanistic insights into multiproduct terpenoid synthases from Zea mays using isotope sensitive branching"
11:20-11:40Wilhelm Boland, MPI-CE
"Metal matters! Co and Mg ions control chain length of prenyl diphosphates in insects"

Session 3 − Insect Resistance to Transgenic Crops and Insecticides

11:40-12:00Nicole Joußen, MPI-CE
"Novel P450 gene CYP337B3 confers pyrethroid resistance in worldwide populations of Helicoverpa armigera"
12:00-12:20Mirel Puinean, Rothamsted    
"Target site resistance"
12:20-14:00Lunch, canteen Abbezentrum on campus
Coffee, Cafeteria MPI-CE

Session 3 (cont.) − Insect Resistance to Transgenic Crops and Insecticides

14:00-14:20 David G. Heckel, MPI-CE
"Insect resistance to transgenic plants: Bt toxins and RNAi"
14:20-14:40Christoph Zimmer, Rothamsted
"Metabolism/insect transgenesis"

Session 4 − Rhizosphere Interactions

14:40-15:00Andre Sarria, Rothamsted
"Plant-insect interactions via the rhizosphere"
15:00-15:20Arne Weinhold, MPI-CE     
"Manipulating the plant microbiome"
15:20-15:40Jozsef Vuts, Rothamsted
"Rhizosphere chemical ecology of insects"
15:40-16:00Julia Wilde, MPI-CE
"The importance of the arbuscular mycorrhizal network for N. attenuata communities"
16:00-16:30Coffee Break, Cafeteria MPI-CE
16:30-17:00Aleš Svatoš, MPI-CE
"MOuLTing: MOlecules for Life and Therapy - Improving food and health security through modern chemistry"


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