Short News Archive - 2011

November 21, 2011
Bill Hansson Elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society
Prof. Bill S. Hansson was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (RES). Fellows of the Society, which was founded in 1833 as the Entomological Society of London, have made substantial contributions to entomology, through publications and other evidence of achievement. Among the most eminent past fellows of the society were Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

October 14, 2011
Catarina Henke receives Wolfgang Kessler Research Prize
IMPRS student Catarina Henke (Institute for Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena) received the Wolfgang Kessler Research Prize for Agricultural and Food Sciences of the German-Hungarian Society for her diploma thesis on Evidence for Wolbachia in feminoid leafhoppers (Eupteryx spp.) on medical and spice plants (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn). This year the prize, endowed with 1000 Euros, was awarded at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary, for an outstanding thesis in the area of phytomedicine. 


September 23, 2011
Best Paper Prize for Jyothilakshmi Vadassery
IMPRS graduate Jyothilakshmi Vadassery was awarded the best paper prize for one of three publications that emerged from a Diploma, Master or PhD project by the Wilhelm-Pfeffer-Stiftung. The prize for the publication produced during her PhD was awarded at the Annual Conference of the German Botanical Society 2011 in Berlin and is endowed with 500 Euros. Jyothilakshmi Vadassery is currently a Postdoc in Axel Mithöfer’s group (Department of Bioorganic Chemistry) and studies the functional roles of calcium signaling genes activated by herbivory.

January 4, 2011
Bill Hansson Elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm has elected Prof. Bill S. Hansson as a member of the class for biosciences. The society, which also awards the Nobel Prizes each year, was founded in 1739 as an independent non-governmental scientific society and has currently about 400 members. World-famous botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the father of modern taxonomy and considered by many as one of the fathers of modern ecology, was one of its founders.