Short News Archive - 2007

August 1, 2007
Dieter Spiteller heads new Emmy Noether Junior Group

Chemist Dieter Spiteller from the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (Prof. Wilhelm Boland) is head of the new Emmy Noether group “Chemical Ecology of Actinomycetes – Coordination and Induction of Secondary Metabolism”. The coveted Emmy Noether Fellowship is granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for up to five years.

May 25, 2007
Wilhelm Boland new ISCE Vice-President

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland, director of the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, has been elected new Vice-President of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE). The ISCE was incorporated in 1983 and forms a nucleus for worldwide interdisciplinary cooperation between biologists and chemists on the field of chemical ecology with presently more than 600 members from 35 countries.

April 26, 2007
"Girls’ and Boys' Day“ at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

27 girls and boys from schools in and around Jena  visited the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology on April 26, 2007 to carry out experiments in the research labs. Among the workshops offered on the program were the analysis of proteins, the role of Agrobacterium as a tool to genetically modify plants, and the identification of glucosinolates in mustard seeds.

April 19, 2007
Jörg Degenhardt receives Beutenberg Campus Science Award for Research in Life Sciences and Physics

Jörg Degenhardt from the Department of Biochemistry (Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon) received this award on April 19, 2007, for his successful habilitation thesis on the "Biosynthesis and ecological function of plant terpens" about the role of terpens as volatile signals in the interaction between plants and insects.