Celebrating 20 Years of the MPI for Chemical Ecology

  • 20 years MPI-CE

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on September 21/22, 2017.





All alumni are invited to participate. Please register here.



The 20th Anniversary Program

21. September

09:00 - 09:15

Eröffnung Prof. David Heckel, Grußwort Prof. Rosenthal, Präsident der FSU

09:15 - 09:35

Ehrenvortrag der Vorsitzenden unseres Wissenschaftlichen Fachbeirats Prof. Dr. Julia Kubanek, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

09:30 - 10:20

Historischer Rückblick Prof. Wilhelm Boland

10:20 - 10:30

Chor der Max-Planck-Institute Beutenberg

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30


Prof. Ian T. Baldwin, Department of Molecular Ecology
20 years of training genome-enabled field biologists

Prof.  Wilhelm Boland,  Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
to be announced

Prof. Jonathan Gershenzon, Department of Biochemistry
20 years of biochemical ecology: sharp memories, sweet stories and volatile moments

12:30 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15

Prof. Bill Hansson, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Smelling to survive - Insect smell-guided behavior

Prof. David Heckel, Department of Entomology
Coevolutionary arms race in the insect midgut

14:15 – 17:00

Führungen durch „Offene Abteilungen“

18:00 Uhr

Zusammentreffen (Speed Informing)  von Alumni, die inzwischen in der Industrie arbeiten (Gerson Graser, Rohit Shroff, Cristina Daolio, Lynn Ullmann-Zeunert, Sven Adolph), mit unseren Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen


22. September

09:00 -09:20

Meike Burow, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Feedback regulation of metabolism and development by glucosinolate defense compounds


Martin Heil, Laboratorio de Ecología de Plantas, Cinvestav, Irapuato, Mexico
Extracellular DNA and other DAMPs as immunity inducers in plants and humans



Alfredo Ibañez, Institute for omic Sciences and Applied Biotechnology (ICOBA), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú
Mass spectrometry: from whole plants to small fungi


André Kessler, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Plant-to-plant communication and its role in driving herbivore population dynamics

10:20 – 10:50



10:50 – 11:10


Amy Lawton-Rauh, Genetics and Biochemistry Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Molecular evolution and population dynamics of adaptation to glyphosate in Amaranthus palmeri: rapid, massive proliferation of a highly conserved gene modulated by population structure

11:10 - 11:30

Shenghong Li, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Unusual specialized metabolites of two Himalayan Lamiaceae plants and their biological functions

11:30 - 11:50

Annette Reineke, Arbeitsgruppe Entomologie, Institut für Phytomedizin, Hochschule Geisenheim, Germany
Effects of elevated CO2 on interactions between grapevine plants, a fungal pathogen and a herbivorous insect

11:50 - 12:10

Kathrin Steck, Centro Champalimaud - Neurociências, Lisboa, Portugal,
The gustatory basis of protein homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster

12:10 – 14:00



14:00 Uhr

Spiele, Spaß und Party