Institute Symposium 2015

Date: September 23-24, 2015

Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1, 07745 Jena (Oral and Poster Sessions),

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

09:00-09:30 David G. Heckel, Managing Director
Welcome, opening remarks and review of the year 2014/15

Session 1
(Chair: Heiko Vogel, Department of Entomology)

09:35-09:50 Antje Burse, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
"Comparative analyses of membrane proteins in different larval tissues from sequestering poplar leaf beetle"
09:50-10:05 Grit Kunert, Department of Biochemistry
"Who is manipulating whom? - The relationship between aphids and plants"
10:05-10:20Sofía Lavista-Llanos, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
"Mating at home - a cryptic reproductive isolation barrier in Drosophila sechellia?"
10:20-10:35Silvia Kost, Department of Entomology
"Sexual abstinence in Spodoptera frugiperda"
10:35-11:05Coffee Break

Session 2
(Chair: Meredith Schuman, Department of Molecular Ecology)

11:05-12:20 Nora Adam, Department of Molecular Ecology
"Variation in plant jasmonate production shapes the interaction of native herbivores"
11:20-11:35 Anne Warskulat, Biosynthesis/NMR Research Group
"Nudicaulin biosynthesis in Papaver nudicaule petals"
11:35-11:50Tobias Becker, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
"Biosynthesis of isoxazolin-5-one glucosides in Chrysomelina"
11:50-12:05Louwrance Wright, Department of Biochemistry
"Regulation of the MEP pathway in a dynamic environment"
12:05-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:15Prof. Dr. Annette Reineke, Department of Phytomedicine, University of Geisenheim
"Weinbau im Zeichen des Klimawandels: Sorten, Säure, Schaderreger"
(Chair: David Heckel

Session 3
(Chair: Anton Shekhov, Department of Biochemistry)

14:20-14:35 Merid Getahun, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
"A molecular mechanism for distance odor source finding in Drosophila"
14:35-14:50 Anne Bretschneider, Department of Entomology
"Bt receptor identification in Heliothis virescens"
14:50-15:05Ming Wang, Department of Molecular Ecology
"Smoke – more than a germination cue?"
15:05-15:30Poster talks, session 1 (odd numbers) (13 speakers)
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Poster session 1 (odd numbers) in the Abbe Center foyer


Thursday, September 24, 2015

09:00-09:45 Prof. Dr. Annette Reineke, Deptartment of Phytomedicine, University of Geisenheim
"Entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes in crop plants and their potential for control of pests and diseases: Grapevine and tomatoes as case studies"
(Chair: David G. Heckel)

Session 4
(Chair: Jaime Martínez-Harms, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology)

09:50-10:05 Laura Flórez, Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis
"How a plant pathogen can become an insect mutualist: mixed transmission mode and egg defense in the Burkholderia-Lagriinae symbiosis"
10:05-10:20 Sandra Scholz, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
"Herbivore-induced GABA accumulation in plants - a calcium-mediated systemic defense?"
10:20-10:35Chhana Ullah, Department of Biochemistry
"Flavan-3-ols and condensed tannins are a general chemical defense in poplar against fungal infection"
10:35-11:00Poster talks, session 2 (even numbers) (13 speakers)
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-13:00Poster Session 2 (even numbers) in the Abbe Center foyer
13:00-14:00Lunch Break

Session 5:
(Chair: Stefan Pentzold, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry)

14:00-14:15 Jaime Martínez Harms, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
"What can flowers tell us about the olfaction of moths?"
14:15-14:30 Roy Kirsch, Department of Entomology
"How the rice weevil breaks down the pectin network: enzymatic synergism and sub-functionalization"
14:30-14:45Veit Grabe, Research Group Olfactory Coding
"Relating structure and function in the Drosophila antennal lobe"
14:45-15:00Seung-Joon Ahn, Research Group Sequestration and Detoxification in Insects
"Glucosinolate detoxification by desulfation in the cabbage stem flea beetle Psylliodes chrysocephala"
15:00-15:30Coffee Break
15:30-15:45 Silvio Waschina, Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution
"Network-dependent costs of metabolite production and the selective advantages to lose the respective biosynthetic genes"
15:45-16:00 Rakesh Santhanam, Department of Molecular Ecology
"Native bacterial consortia protect their host plant Nicotiana attenuata from fungal sudden wilt disease via synergistic mechanism"
16:00-16:15Filip Kaftan, Mass Spectrometry Research Group
"High-lateral and mass resolution imaging of plants, insects, and bacteria"
16:15-16:30 Conclusions (David G. Heckel)
PDF of Program

Poster List


  1. Han Guo, Samik Bhattacharya, Celia Diezel, Zhihao Ling, Shuqing Xu, Natalie Wielsch, Aleš Svatoš, Ian T. Baldwin
    Molecular analysis of S-RNase genes in mate selection of N. attenuata: self-incompatibility genes still work in self-compatible species

  2. Van Thi Luu, Ian T. Baldwin, Sang-Gyu Kim, Sang-Tae Kim, and Shuqing Xu
    Using forward genetics to identify the genetic basis of trichome acyl sugars in Nicotiana attenuata

  3. Christoph Brütting, Cristina M. Crava, Martin Schäfer, Meredith C. Schuman, Stefan Meldau, Ian T. Baldwin
    Keeping your food fresh - active transfer of cytokinins by a sap-feeding insect

  4. Julia Wilde, Karin Groten, Ian T. Baldwin
    Importance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for plant population structure with monoculture-like growth

  5. Nanxia Fu, Antje Burse, Wilhelm Boland
    Crystallization and Structure Analysis of a Phaedon cochleariae

  6. Monika Heyer, Sandra Scholz, Jyothilakshmi Vadassery, Michael Reichelt, Wilhelm Boland, Axel Mithöfer
    Differentially expressed calmodulin-like proteins regulating defense against insect herbivores

  7. Pol Alonso, Beng Soon The, Wilhelm Boland
    Microbes associated with the gut of generalist and specialist insects

  8. Wenhua Tan, Stefan Bartram, Wilhelm Boland
    Characterization of Sesquiterpene Synthases with IRMS

  9. Aileen Berasategui, Karolin Axelsson, Göran Norlander, Axel Schmidt, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Jonathan Gershenzon, Olle Terenius, Martin Kaltenpoth
    Plant seconddary metabolites, the pine weevil and its microbes:a three-way interaction

  10. Jan Günther , Sandra Irmisch, Andrea Müller, Nathalie Lackus, Meret Huber, Axel Schmidt, Jonathan Gershenzon, Tobias G. Köllner
    Multiple pathways for the formation of aromatic volatiles in Populus trichocarpa

  11. Franziska Eberl, Sandra Lackner, Thomas Fabisch, Jonathan Gershenzon, Sybille Unsicker
    Pop(u)lar Science

  12. Felipe Christoff Wouters, Katrin Luck, Michael Reichelt, Matthias Erb, Daniel Giddings Vassão, Jonathan Gershenzon
    Detoxification of maize benzoxazinoids by lepidopteran herbivores

  13. Richard A. Fandino, Sascha Bucks, Ewald Große-Wilde, Bill S. Hansson
    Lepidoptera in the Time of CRISPR : Microinjection in Manduca sexta Embryos

  14. Sarah Körte, Hany Dweck, Ewald Große-Wilde, Bill S. Hansson
    Partners in olfaction: the influence of SNMPs and OBPs on olfactory signaling in Drosophila

  15. Christian Klinner, Christopher König, Kevin C. Daly, Bill S. Hansson, Ewald Grosse-Wilde
    Olfaction in the ovipositor of Manduca sexta

  16. Roman Huber, Bill S. Hanson , Markus Knaden
    Desert ants consider landmark ambiguity

  17. Sher Afzal Khan, Michael Reichelt, David G. Heckel
    The ABCs of eye color in Helicoverpa armigera: A case study of w-2 locus

  18. Suyog S. Kuwar, Yannick Pauchet, Heiko Vogel, David G. Heckel
    Transcriptional and translational response in the midgut of Helicoverpa armigera larvae fed on host leaf diets

  19. David Neunemann, Heiko Vogel, David G. Heckel
    A modified viral shuttle for exploring RNAi-related genes

  20. Matan Shelomi, David Heckel, Yannick Pauchet
    Activity and Evolution of Phasmatodea Beta-1,4-Endoglucanases

  21. Natalie Wielsch, Dirk Hölscher, Yvonne Hupfer, Bernd Schneider, Aleš Svatoš
    Proteomic data of enzyme candidates engaged in an important step of the biosynthesis of phenylphenalenones

  22. Felix Feistel, Christian Paetz, Bernd Schneider, Regina Seibt, Riya C. Menezes
    Detoxification of 6-HCH-salicinoids in the specialist herbivore Cerura vinula

  23. Glen D'Souza, Silvio Waschina, Christoph Kaleta, Christian Kost
    Less is More: Experimental Evolution of Metabolic Dependency in Bacteria

  24. Amelie Baschwitz, Jan Sölter, Bill S. Hansson, Silke Sachse
    Analysis of neuronal innervation patterns

  25. Theresa Sporer, Jonathan Gershenzon, David G. Heckel, and Franziska Beran
    Kidnapping (de)activated defense: how can Phyllotreta sequester intact glucosinolates?

  26. Shantanu Shukla, Martin Kaltenpoth, Heiko Vogel
    Getting to the meat of the matter. Changes in the microbiota of the carrion beetle during breeding