Institute Symposium 2019

Date: September 23-24, 2019

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



Monday, September 23, 2019

09:00-09:10 David G. Heckel, Managing Director
Opening remarks + review of the year 2018/19
09:10-10:10Talk in German (Introduction of the speaker: Jonathan Gershenzon)
Henrik Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena
Bäume und Wälder im 21. Jahrhundert - geht eine 385 Millionen Jahre alte Erfolgsgeschichte zu Ende?

Session 1 (Chair: Maricel Santoro)

10:15-10:30Michael Easson, Department of Biochemistry
A spoonful of sugar … makes the toxins go down: Novel polyglucosylation for detoxification of two-component defenses in phloem-feeding insects
10:30-10:45Nathalie Lackus, Department of Biochemistry
Step by step – on the biosynthetic path to salicinoids
10:45-11:00Maria Paulmann, Department of Biochemistry
Pea aphid host race maintenance – identifying relevant plant traits
11:00-11:30Coffee Break

Session 2 (Chair: Francesco Trenti)

11:30-11:45Sarah O’Connor, Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Introduction of new colleagues in the Department
11:45-12:00Lorenzo Caputi, Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
New cyclases define the branching point of the biogenesis of iboga and aspidosperma alkaloids
12:00-12:15Kotaro Yamamoto, Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
The complexity of intercellular localization of alkaloids revealed by single cell metabolomics
12:15-12:30Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Lopez, Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Chemosystematics beyond chemotaxonomy: Collapsing chemical diversity reports into biochemical pathways
12:30-13:30Lunch Break

Session 3 (Chair: Venkatesh Pal Mahadevan)

13:30-13.45Sonja Bisch-Knaden, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Neuroethology of feeding and oviposition behavior in Manduca sexta
13:45-14:00Sarah Körte, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Unraveling evolutionary synergies between yeasts, host plants and Drosophila species
14:00-14:15Mohammed Khallaf, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology
Neuroecology of Sexual Communication in Drosophila
14:15-14:45Poster talks, session 1 (odd numbers) (15 speakers)
14:45-16:15 Poster session 1 (odd numbers) (in Abbe Center foyer, 1st floor)
14:45-16:15Coffee + cake available

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Session 4 (Chair: Heiko Vogel)

09:00-09:15Yannick Pauchet, Department of Entomology
Increase gene dosage or subfunctionalization - Fate of recently duplicated xylanases in a leaf beetle
09:15-09:30Wiebke Häger, Department of Entomology
Membrane-bound LRR proteins: A novel tool to study the interaction of pectinases with putative inhibitors
09:30-09:45Yu Okamura, Department of Entomology
How Pieris butterfly larvae overcome diverse glucosinolate defenses in their host plants
09:45-10:00Theresa Sporer, Research Group Sequestration and Detoxification in Insects
Eat a bomb to be a bomb - how flea beetles defend themselves against predators
10:00-10:15Paola Rubiano Buitrago, Max Planck Research Group Predators and Toxic Prey
Which Asclepias Cardenolide should I take? The decision of Oncopeltus fasciatus
10:15-10:45Coffee Break

Session 5 (Chair: Axel Mithöfer)

10:45-11:00 Tim Baumeister, Max Planck Fellow Group Plankton Community Interaction
Microalgal chemical ecology: From single cells to communities
11:00-11:15Benjamin Fabian, Research Group Olfatory Coding
Experience-dependent plasticity in an aversive olfactory circuit of D. melanogaster
11:15-11:30Anja Meents, Research Group Plant Defense Physiology
From sweet potato to tomato - peptide signaling in Ipomoea batatas
11:30-11:45Benjamin Bartels, Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Research Group
Taking the scenic route - from application back to method development
11:45-12:00Bettina Dudek, NMR/Biosynthesis Research Group
An insight into biochemistry and chemistry of the yellow poppy  flower Papaver nudicaule
12:00-13:00Lunch Break

Session 6 (Chair: Yuechen Bai)

13:00-13.15Erica McGale, Department of Molecular Ecology
Determining the scale at which variation in WUE traits changes population yields
13:15-13:30Henrique Valim, Department of Molecular Ecology
Investigating developmental and circadian stress responses in Nicotiana attenuata
13:30-13:45Suhua Li, Department of Molecular Ecology
Strigolactones activate defense against the stem-boring weevil Trichobaris mucorea via their interactions with jasmonates and auxin
13:45-14:00Conclusions with presentation of Service Award (David Heckel)
14:00-14:30Poster talks, session 2 (even numbers) (15 speakers)
14:30-16:00 Poster session 2 (even numbers) (in Abbe Center foyer, 1st floor)
14:30-16:00Coffee + cake available


PDF of program - PDF of poster list