28 Jan 2020 ·  Actualia (engl.) · People and Careers · Promoting young researchers

DBG honours best plant science master theses

Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth (supervisor of the master thesis), awardee Hellen Bellasus, Ronny Richter (co-supervisor of the master thesis), Prof. Dr. Alexandra Weigelt (jury member), Prof. Dr. Severin Sasso (DBG's contact partner at Leipzig University) (f.l.t.r.). Photo: Anja Kahl

Temperature regulation in tree canopies, heavy metals and herbivory, speciation, development of fluorescent sensors for hypoxia investigations, a phytopararetrovirus of sugar beet, (bio-)synthesis and chemistry of suberin and leucine, as well as the development of orchards in the city were topics of the ten awarded master theses, which were given DBG's awards for best plant science master theses in 2019. The work was carried out at the universities of Bayreuth, Bielefeld, Bonn, Dresden, Cologne, Leipzig, Münster, Oldenburg, Rostock, Salzburg, and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. DBG thanks all involved jury members at the universities.

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27 Jan 2020 ·  Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Call for nominees "Best Paper Prize"

The board of DBG's Wilhelm-Pfeffer-Foundation invites nominations and applications for the Prize for the Best Plant Science Publication ("Best Paper Prize"), which will be awarded for an outstanding paper that resulted from a Master, Diploma or PhD thesis.

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07 Jan 2020 ·  Actualia (engl.)

Extended registration: Workshop on plant-microbe interaction

Registration for the DBG-funded 5th Eduard Strasburger Workshop for early-career scientists was extended to January 10th.

The topic is “Diversity of chemical and molecular signaling networks in plant-microbe interactions” and the target group are PhD students and postdocs. When and where? 3rd to 5th February 2020 in Königswinter near Bonn, Germany. We have 26 places available and every participant will be giving a talk. Accommodation and meals during the meeting are covered by DBG's Eduard Strasburger Workshop funds. Abstract selection will happen shortly after the registration closes.

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03 Jan 2020 ·  Actualia (engl.) · DBG

Two new board members take over their offices

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber (right) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer. Photos: private

Our new president and another board member duly started their offices on first of January. Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber, molecular biologist Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) holding several offices, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer, chair for Chemical Signalling at INRES of Bonn University were elected during the member assembly in Rostock, Germany, in September last year. All other board members were re-elected.

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