Short News Archive - 2006

November 12, 2006
Doreen Schachtschabel and Karla Tolzin-Banasch receive IMPRS Presentation Prize 2006
The 5th biannual IMPRS symposium was held on November 10-11, 2006. Framed by two external speakers, Dr. Walter Federle from Cambridge University, UK, and Dr. František Baluška from Bonn University, 56 IMPRS students presented their PhD projects either by giving a talk or by presenting a poster. A jury of faculty members, senior and junior scientists chose the best contributions. The prizes were awarded to Doreen Schachtschabel for her talk on “Apocarotinoids – signal substances in fungi” and Karla Tolzin-Banasch for her poster on “Do it yourself! Chrysomela lapponica: Sequestration vs. de novo synthesis”. They won a popular scientific book and a 1000 EUR traveling fund to a scientific workshop of their choice. Congratulations!

April 28, 2006
"Girls’-Day“ at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

April 27, 2006, was "Girls' Day" in Germany, so 30 school girls  visited the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. They carried out experiments in the research labs, like measuring nicotine in tobacco plants, and analyzing scents or defense substances produced by insects. The students also learnt how seed are brought to maturity under sterile condition, and how biological pest control works in the greenhouse.