09. Dec 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Our redesigned logo

Today we are proud to present our redesigned logo that kept some elements and can easily be shortened, displayed, printed and also exists in an icon variant. It displays a leaf. Although not all plants produce leaves, our leaf directs deeply into processes and interactions in plants and thus summarizes the scientific interest that all our members share.
Following colour theory, we kept the green colour to symbolize photosynthesis as well as flourishing and fresh green leaves in spring. The green already was in our logo and online appearances for many years. It is combined with the blue hue, which was the second colour on our website since 2006 and was chosen to display our trustworthiness. The new Roboto Slab font is more modern than the formerly used Georgia. We kept serifs to embrace our long tradition, since DBG - founded in 1882 - is one of the oldest scientific societies for plant sciences in the world.
Our new logo was first presented to almost 100 of our members attending our general assembly at the Botanik-Tagung in Bonn this summer.

If you are one of DBG's members you can log into our Intranet and download the images separately for print and online purposes (Log-In required).

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22. Nov 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Wie sich Überschwemmung und Sauerstoffmangel auf Pflanzen auswirkt

Some of the 120 of ISPA22's participants gathered in front of Upper Franconian's Kloster Banz. Photo: Alina Hieber

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Die erste Konferenz der ISPA (International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis) in Deutschland (ISPA22) thematisierte im September Flooding and hypoxia in plants, ein im Klimawandel immer wichtiger werdendes Thema. Die Tagung, an der zahlreiche Forschende aus dem Ausland teilnahmen, war von mehreren Forschenden im Hybridformat organisiert worden. Hauptorganisatorin Professorin Dr. Angelika Mustroph berichtet über die spannendsten Vorträge – u.a. eines Nobelpreisträgers –, die verliehenen Poster-Preise und das Fazit der Teilnehmenden, zu welchen Themen in Zukunft mehr wissenschaftliche Analysen notwendig sind.

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19. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Internat. Botanik-Tagung · Conference Report

Botanik-Tagung: Plant Sciences Takes a Key Role to Ensure Sustainability

Participants were welcomed in the Audimax of the university. Photo: Yannic Müller

End of August our German Society for Plant Sciences held its conference at the University of Bonn to cover the broad range of plant science topics, to support exchange among the more than 600 participating scientists, bring together established and early career researchers, and to provide opportunities for cooperation and networking. In his report, conference chair Professor Andreas Meyer not only mentions the impressive history of plant sciences at the University of Bonn but also gives an overview about the scientific topics at the conference, the awards given and informs about the answers to a quiz the local organizers invented for this conference.

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19. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG

Thanks and medals for our former presidents Flügge and Dietz

After the presentation of the Simon Schwendener Medals and after the appointment of our new honorary members the lecture hall is already prepared for the next talk in the rear. In front are: DBG’s president in office Andreas Weber, honorary member Klaus-J. Appenroth, past president and laureate Karl-Josef Dietz, honorary member Birgit Piechulla, past president and laureate Ulf-Ingo Flügge, laudatory presenter Jutta Ludwig-Müller, and Conference president Andreas Meyer (f.l.t.r). Photo: esw, DBG

Our former presidents, Professor Ulf-Ingo Flügge and Professor Karl-Josef Dietz, were awarded the Simon Schwendener Medal at our Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, in Bonn, Germany. In laudatory speeches the speakers pointed out the scientific achievements of the two, recognized all over the world. In the name of all of our members they warmly thanked our former presidents Flügge and Dietz for leading and developing our German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG). Professor Flügge not only has published many scientific papers but also evolved our Society in the years 2003 to 2011, as laudatory speaker and current president Professor Andreas Weber pointed out in his laudatory speech. Professor Dietz continuously worked in scientific committees and scientific societies, has published more than 330 scientific papers – many of them highly cited – and also has developed our society internationally in the years 2012 until 2020, as Professor Andreas Meyer summarized in his laudatory speech.

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19. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Internat. Botanik-Tagung

Images from our Botanik-Tagung in Bonn, Germany

All images of our conference with photos taken by Marion Deichmann, Yannic Müller, Jose Ugalde and others.

Our intranet now provides the more than 630 images taken at our Botanik-Tagung International Conference. Many thanks to all photographers.

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17. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Plant hydraulic community met at Würzburg University

Participants of the 5th Xylem International Meeting (XIM5) in front of the the Universities main building on 21st September. Photo: Pierre-André Waite

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Beinahe 150 Forschende tauschten sich unter anderem zur Funktionsweise der Leitgewebe von Pflanzen aus, die in den sich häufenden Dürrejahren, massiven Baumsterbephasen und Ernteausfällen immer mehr an Bedeutung gewinnen. Die Hauptorganisatoren, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schuldt und Dr. Roman Link, berichten nicht nur über die Themenschwerpunkte der dreitägigen Tagung, sondern auch in welche Richtung sich der Fokus der Forschung in Zeiten des Klimawandels entwickelt, vor allem bei Waldökosystemen aber auch Agrarprodukten, und welche Methoden und Herangehensweisen derzeit im Forschungsfokus stehen.

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13. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Honorary Member

Three new Honorary Members elected

Biochemistry Professor Birgit Piechulla, Duckweed researcher PD Dr. Klaus-J. Appenroth and transport expert Widmar Tanner (clockwise). Photos: Thomas Rahr (c) ITMZ, Uni Rostock (1) and private (2)

Unanimously the general assembly agreed that three of us will become honorary members of our German Society of Plant Sciences (DBG) in Bonn, Germany, on August 31st.  

  • Professor Birgit Piechulla is well known as a leading plant bio chemist with a focus on volatile secondary metabolites of plant and bacteria and on circadian rhythms with many highly cited scientific papers and a textbook that is translated into many languages, as Professor Ivo Feussner points out in his laudatory speech (pdf) in Bonn. The plant science community also knows her as organizer of many conferences – for example our last Botanikertagung 2019 in Rostock – and her commitment in scientific committees has shaped a lot in the plant sciences.
  • PD Dr. Klaus-J. Appenroth (Jena) will not only become a honorary member because of his tireless commitment in researching and cultivating duck weeds – a plant group that is about to become a new cultivated plant for a variety of usages – but also for his many years being the treasurer of our society. This are only a few of the achievements of Appenroth that are summarized in the laudatory text written by Professor Ingo Schubert (pdf) and presented by Professor Jutta Ludwig-Müller at our member assembly.
  • Professor Widmar Tanner not only discovered the first plant sugar transporter but also made several important discoveries on the glucose uptake and transport systems, about metabolite fluxes as well as in related fields of plant cell physiology. Moreover, he initiated two independent Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche, SFB). Not only his scientific achievements but also his work in the plant science community makes him a deserved honorary member of our society, as our president Professor Andreas Weber reported in Bonn from the laudatory text that was written by Professor Ekkehard Neuhaus (pdf).
10. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Internat. Botanik-Tagung · Promoting young researchers

Poster Awards Botanik-Tagung 2022

Eight of the ten awardees shared the stage after the awards ceremony with the president of the German Society for Plant Sciences, Andreas Weber (left) and the conference chair, Andreas Meyer (right). Photo: Yannic Müller

From the more than 300 displayed scientific posters presented at Botanik-Tagung 2022, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, participants and a jury selected the ten best posters in a two-step selection procedure. Votes from participants were given priority over committee votes. The early career plant scientists were rewarded for their scientific work presented on the respective posters and received an endowment of 140 Euros reach, since our German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) has turned 140 this year.

Awarded early career scientists and the titles of the presented posters (pdf file)

03. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG

New board member elected and board members confirmed

As the next conference president Professor Edgar Peiter will organize the Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of our German Society for Plant Sciences, in 2024 in Halle, Germany. Photo: Tina Peiter-Volk

Prof. Dr. Edgar Peiter (Halle) was newly elected as member of the Extended Board. Unanimously the general assembly voted for the plant physiologist during this year’s meeting in Bonn, Germany, on August 31st. Our president Professor Andreas Weber (Düsseldorf), our treasurer, Professor Raimund Tenhaken (Salzburg), our General Secretary Professor Caroline Müller (Bielefeld), as well as our Secretary Dr. Thomas Janßen (Berlin) have been confirmed in the Executive Board in the election. Also Professor Dr. Iris Finkemeier (Münster) was re-elected by the participants. The board members will take their offices in January next year according to our statutes.

02. Oct 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Botanik-Tagung: Plants and plant science give hope for the future

“Plant sciences can make many meaningful contributions to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)”, Professor Andreas Weber pointed out in his welcome address. Photo: Yannic Müller

In his opening speech of the international conference our DBG president, Professor Andreas Weber, reminded the audience that studying and working with plants gives hope to solve some of the major problems humans are facing.  Plant sciences not only help to achieve some of the UN-sustainable development goals. They also can help to sequester a sufficiently large amount of atmospheric carbon into biomass, to reduce the CO2 amount in the atmosphere, since reaching zero emissions will not be enough to stop further global warming. Weber also named major challenges and some of the questions to be addressed in plant sciences for our sustainable future. Our president encouraged conference participants to use the conference to establish interdisciplinary networks to formulate and address these questions.

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16. Sep 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Plant Sulfur Workshop

About 60 scientists came togehter for the 12th International Plant Sulfur Workshop: about half of them in peron and half of them virtually. The workshop resumed the long tradition of meetings about plant sulfur research at the Western University in London, Ontario. Photo: Aga Pajak, AAFC

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Mit einjähriger Verspätung fand der 12th International Plant Sulfur Workshop zwischen 15. und 17. Juli als Hybrid-Konferenz in Kanada statt. Ein großer Dank geht an die Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG) und an das Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), durch deren Sponsoring die Teilnahme von fünf Doktorand*innen in Präsenz möglich war. Die Gastgebenden, Frédéric Marsolais und Hideki Takahashi, haben die technische Herausforderungen gemeistert und für eine reibungslose Koordination der live dargebotenen und online übertragenen Formate gesorgt. Co-Organisator, Professor Stanislav Kopriva, berichtet über dem Austausch zwischen Schwefelforscher*innen aus USA/Kanada, Asien und Europa.

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12. Sep 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

UV4Plants Meeting in Kraków

Some of the 60 participants in front of the conference buildingif the University. Photo: Wojciech Leśniakiewicz

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Das 4. Netzwerk-Treffen der UV4Plants, The International Association for Plant UV Research, wurde von der Jagiellonischen Universität in Kraków von Justyna Łabuz, Agnieszka Katarzyna Banaś und Wojciech Strzałka in Zusammenarbeit mit der UV4Plants-Gesellschaft ausgerichtet. Die 60 Teilnehmenden aus 14 Ländern Europas sowie Nord- und Südamerikas haben sich vom 3. bis 6. Juli intensiv über ihre Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse der UV-Licht Forschung an Pflanzen ausgetauscht. Dr. Frauke Pescheck, Generalsekretärin der UV4Plants-Gesellschaft, berichtet über das Themenspektrum der Zusammenkunft und die Vorstands-Wahl der Gesellschaft. 

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09. Sep 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Endocytobiologists met in Czech Republic

More than 70 participants came together in České Budějovice to discuss tpoics and research trends in symbioses and endocytobiology. Photo: Tomáš Skalický, Creative Commons CC0

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In České Budějovice (Budweis, Tschechien) fand vom 19. bis 22. Juli 2022 die diesjährige Jahrestagung der International Society of Endocytobiology (ISE) statt. Die 21ste Tagung der ISE wurde organisiert von Dr. Ansgar Gruber und Prof. Miroslav Oborník vom Institut für Parasitologie des Biology Centre der Tschechischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, unterstützt von der University of South Bohemia. Peter Kroth berichtet über die Themen der Tagung und die mit Preisen ausgezeichneten Forscherinnen und Forscher im frühen Karrierestadium.

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01. Sep 2022 · DBG · Press release

Awards for work on photosynthesis, fertiliy and graft formation

Die drei Preistragenden (von oben links im Uhrzeigersinn): Dr. Rabea Meyberg, Dr. Meike Hüdig und M.Sc. Kai Steffen Bartusch. Fotos: Rabea Meyberg, Manuel Balparda, Syahfitri Retno Wulandari

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Wie ein effizientes Enzym der Photosynthese funktioniert, warum sich ein Moos nicht mehr sexuell vermehren konnte, und wie Temperatur und ein Hormon das Ergebnis beim Pfropfen verbessern, sind die Themen der drei Forschenden, die mit den diesjährigen Wissenschaftspreisen der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft (DBG) ausgezeichnet werden. Dr. Meike Hüdig, Dr. Rabea Meyberg und M.Sc. Kai Steffen Bartusch erhalten ihre Auszeichnungen während der Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, vom 28. August bis 1. September in Bonn. Die mit jeweils 2.000 bis 2.500 Euro dotierten Preise für Forscherinnen und Forscher im frühen Karrierestadium sollen die wissenschaftliche Laufbahn der drei beflügeln, wie schon die früher verliehenen Auszeichnungen der DBG.

Details zu den Forschungsergebnissen, Papern und alle Fotos

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09. Aug 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

International Vascular Plant Community met in Berlin

Images from the 6th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology: Dinner and discussion, after a session, Michael Knoblauch and Aart van Bel (clockwise, startin from left). Photos: Uwe Sonnewald

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Nach erzwungener Corona Pause trafen sich rund 140 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler vom 17. bis 21. Juli 2022 im Harnack Haus in Berlin Dahlem. Das lokale Organisationskomitee der Tagung bestand aus Julia Kehr (Universität Hamburg), Rainer Hedrich (Universität Würzburg), Friedrich Kragler (MPI-MPP, Golm) und Uwe Sonnewald (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg). Beraten wurde das Team durch einen internationalen Beirat von 15 Experten*innen aus Asien, Australien, Amerika und Europa. Die aus 23 Ländern stammenden Forscher*innen präsentierten auf der 6th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology ihre neuesten Arbeiten, zu zentralen Fragen des Stoff- und Informationstransfers in Pflanzen. Hierbei inspirierten 58 Fachvorträge und 61 Poster zu intensiven wissenschaftlichen Diskussionen, wie das Organisationsteam berichtet.

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12. Jul 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Photosynthese-Schule für junge Forschende

During conference breaks early career scientists discussed recent results at the Canale Grande, Venetia. Photo: Anja Krieger-Liszkay

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Vom 9. Mai bis 13. Mai veranstalteten Tomas Morosinotto (Universität Padua, Italien) gemeinsam mit Giovanni Finazzi (CEA Grenoble, Frankreich), Anja Krieger-Liszkay (I2BC Gif-sur-Yvette, Frankreich), Johannes Messinger (Universität Uppsala, Schweden), Michael Hippler (Universität Münster) und Jeremy Harbinson (Universität Wageningen, Niederlande) eine Graduate School zum Thema “Molekulare und Biophysikalische Grundlagen der Photosynthese“ im Palazzo Franchetti, einem wunderschönen venetianischen Palazzo direkt am Canale Grande und Accademia. 37 Doktorand*innen und PostDocs, die in acht verschiedenen europäischen Ländern forschen, nahmen an der Tagung teil. Photosyntheseforscherin Anja Krieger-Liszkay schildert, welches Themen-Spektrum die Tagung überspannte und welches Thema am kontroversesten diskutiert wurde.

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11. Jul 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

International duckweed community met in Gatersleben

The recently elected International Steering Committee on Duckweed Research and Applications (ISCDRA) f.l.t.r.: Klaus-J. Appenroth (Germany), K. Sowjanya Sree (India), Tsipi Shoham (Israel), Marcel Jansen (Irland) und Eric Lam (USA). Photo: Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) Gatersleben

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Die inzwischen sechste Tagung zur Wasserlinsenforschung versammelte beinahe 100 Fachleute und die internationale Expertise der verschiedenen Forschungsdisziplinen in Gatersleben in Sachsen-Anhalt, um erfahrene wie angehende Wissenschaftler*innen mit anwendungs- und verwertungsorientierten Unternehmen zusammen zu bringen. Denn die kleine Pflanze bietet in mehrfacher Hinsicht enormes Potential für nachhaltige Anwendungen und eine ressourcenschonende Zukunft. Warum sich so viele Interessensgruppen für die Mini-Pflanze interessieren und welche Themen während der Tagung diskutiert wurden, beschreiben Klaus-J. Appenroth und Ingo Schubert.

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06. Jul 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

20. Mitteldeutsche Pflanzenphysiologie-Tagung in Dresden

Participants of the 20th Central German Plant Physiology Meeting in TU Dresden's Andreas Schubert Building. Photo: Linda Jahn

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Ein Jubiläum feierte die diesjährige Mitteldeutsche Pflanzenphysiologie-Tagung mit etwa 50 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern am 24. und 25. Juni. Das Treffen, bei dem Wissenschaftler*innen im frühen Karrierestadium ihre Ergebnisse von den Universitäten Jena, Halle, Leipzig und Dresden direkt „von der Bench“ vortrugen, fand nun schon zum zwanzigsten Mal statt. Organisatorin Professorin Jutta Ludwig-Müller stellt die Themen des Treffens aus der Grundlagenforschung vor, die immer häufiger relevant für anwendungsbezogene Fragestellungen werden.

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02. Jun 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Nachwuchsforschende der Sektion Naturstoffe trafen sich zu einem online-Workshop

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Nach wiederholter, Pandemie-bedingter Verschiebung des traditionellen Sektions-Workshops für Wissenschaftler*innen im frühen Karrierestadium lud Professor Jonathan Gershenzon - statt nach Jena - zu einem alternativen Format ein: Für einen Nachmittag trafen sich 120 Naturstoff-Forschende am 29. März 2022 in einer Videokonferenz, die neben spannenden Vorträgen auch Raum für Diskussion der Forschungsergebnisse bot. Sektionssprecherin Prof. Ute Wittstock von der TU Braunschweig und Gastgeber Gershenzon vom Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie berichten über die Themen der geladenen internationalen Gäste und beschreiben, welche Techniken der Naturstoffforschung gerade einen Aufschwung bescheren.

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14. Apr 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Botanik-Tagung: integrating scientific disciplines, open travel grants and early bird gains

More than 400 contributions from various scientific plant science disciplines were submitted for our upcoming - International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences (Botanik-Tagung, #BT2022DBG) so that the scientific committee in Bonn around organiser Prof. Andreas Meyer now cares for selection, feedback and programme organisation. Early career scientists who are members of our society are invited to apply for one of our remaining travel grants until 24th May 2022 in case they haven’t already done so. Membership applications are possible even now and are available with a 2-year test membership status for only 20 Euros per year. Early bird registration rates will be effective until 31st May 2022 and are especially attractive for early career plant scientists. Our conference not only presents scientific exchange of ideas and research results but also offers multiple networking possibilities. 

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14. Apr 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Deadline extended for International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences

The deadline for abstract submission for posters and talks for our International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences (Botanik-Tagung) was extended to 6th May 2022. This enables more early career scientists to receive one of our travel grants. More information and other deadlines are summarized at summary page of our Conference #BT2022DBG.

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14. Apr 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

Phykologie-Konferenz für den Nachwuchs

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Vom 16. bis 17. März 2022 veranstaltete die Sektion Phykologie der DBG zum ersten Mal ein Online-Meeting für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen, um den Abstand zum nächsten Sektionstreffen nicht zu groß werden zu lassen. Das Online-Meeting, welches an den beiden Nachmittagen stattfand, war gut besucht, es waren bis zu 65 Personen gleichzeitig zugeschaltet. Dank des Organisationsteams fand nach den 20 Vorträgen der Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen ein reger wissenschaftlicher Austausch über eine Vielzahl von Forschungsthemen von Ökologie, über Molekular- und Biotechnologie bis hin zu taxonomischen Themen statt. Professor Andreas Holzinger berichtet über die Themen des Treffens.

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06. Apr 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Conference Report

35. Tagung Molecular Biology of Plants (MBP2022)

Mehrere hundert Teilnehmende von fünf Kontinenten und aus 38 Ländern hatten sich zur Tagung angemeldet, bei der Dr. David Spencer (unten links) den SciComm-Preis von Laudatorin Prof. Dr. Andrea Bräutigam (oben links) erhielt. Dem Team um Hauptorganisator Prof. Dr. Marcel Quint (Mitte links), mit Prof. Dr. Ute Höcker, Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer und Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell (rechts von oben nach unten), gelang eine interessante virtuelle Veranstaltung. Grafik und Screenshots: SPPMB

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Eigentlich wollten wir Neues bei der 35. Tagung Molecular Biology of Plants (MBP2022) ausprobieren. Denn aufgrund der Schließung der langjährigen Tagungsherberge in Dabringhausen, mussten die Organisator*innen einen neuen Veranstaltungsort finden. Das gelang im vergangenen Sommer, als die Sportschule Hennef - ansonsten Heimat der sportlichen Elite - als neuer Konferenzort gewonnen werden konnte. Wenn auch nicht ganz so abgeschieden wie das Haus Maria in der Aue, so versprach die Sportschule doch, eine ähnliche Tagungsatmosphäre mit viel Raum für wissenschaftlichen Austausch zu bieten, so wie früher in Dabringhausen. Doch leider machte dem die Pandemie - wie auch im Jahr zuvor - einen Strich durch die Rechnung, so dass auch MBP2022 wieder nur online stattfinden konnte. Das Organisationsteam mit Marcel Quint (Halle), Andreas Meyer (Bonn), Ute Höcker (Köln) und Rüdiger Hell (Heidelberg), technisch verstärkt durch Fabian Haas (Marburg), berichtet von der seit 1988 jährlich stattfindenden Konferenz der Sektion Pflanzenphysiologie und Molekularbiologie, zu der sich mehr als 300 Teilnehmende gleichzeitig am 15. und 16. Februar zusammenschalteten. Neu waren auch ein wissenschaftlicher Preis sowie eine Out of Academia Session.

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28. Mar 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG

Upcoming Member Assembly

DBG’s Secretary General, Prof. Dr. Caroline Müller, invites to the next member assembly and board elections to Bonn, Germany, on 31st August 2022, 12:30 –2:00 pm. We will meet during our Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, in Lecture Hall X at Bonn University, Germany. A lunch package will be served. Müller’s invitation provides the agenda topics. All board members are looking forward to welcome you in Bonn.

Invitation and agenda (pdf)

04. Feb 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

100 Travel Grants for young scientists

To support participation of early career plant scientists in our International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences (Botanik-Tagung 2022), DBG provides a maximum of 100 travel grants up to 350 Euros each for participants, who actively take part in the conference with a talk or a poster. DBG reimburses traveling and accommodation costs as well as registration fees. Grants will be allocated according to the order in which applications are received. Being fast therefore is of advantage.

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02. Feb 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Nomination call for three awards

The nominations for the three prestigious awards for aspiring early career plant scientists are open now. DBG members and others, please nominate suitable candidates for the Eduard Strasburger Prize, the Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize and the Horst Wiehe Prize. Deadlines are 15th April 2022 for each of them. 

Summary: table (pdf, in German)

27. Jan 2022 · Actualia (engl.)

Invitation to Botanik-Tagung 2022

Conference flyer for the upcoming Botanik-Tagung 2022 (pdf)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer and his organizing committee invite all plant scientists to take part in Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, in Bonn, Germany. 

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are back! Delayed by one year, we are now able to organize and run the next International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences (Botanik-Tagung 2022) as an in-person conference. On behalf of the German Society for Plant Sciences, I would like to invite you to Bonn for a lively exchange on the latest discoveries in plant sciences.
For more than 200 years, plant research has been a key research area at the University of Bonn, both at the basic level and as an applied science in agriculture. Plant research in Bonn is connected with names like Julius von Sachs, Wilhelm Pfeffer, Robert Caspary and of course Eduard Strasburger, who all worked in Bonn and set footprints that we still see today. Drawing on the spirit of translational research that has been established in Bonn for two centuries, the organizing committee put together a conference program that emphasizes the importance of Plant Sciences for a Sustainable Future in 8 plenary talks, 21 symposia and a number of workshops. Together with my colleagues, I would be thrilled if you take the opportunity to participate in this in-person meeting and actively engage in presenting and discussing current work
and ideas in Bonn. The City of Bonn welcomes you at the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven on the Rhine, a city with plenty of history and today a forward-looking, colorful, and charming international location.
See for yourself what variety is offered to you here both in science and beyond!
Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer

Read more in our flyer that lists the conference's topics and introduces travel grants for early career scientists:

11. Jan 2022 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Prizes for the best Master theses awarded

Awardees received their certificates from the responsible contact persons of the DBG. The photos visualize two presentations of certificates as well as a glimpse into the diversity of research topics. Photos (clockwise, starting top left): Raphael von Büren, Maleen Hartenstein, Maxim Faroux, Julia Metzsch, Andreas Holzinger, Paul Buschbeck, Andreas Weber

16 excellent Master theses in the plant sciences were awarded by our Society in the preceding year. The awarded persons (twelve female and four male scientists) did research in the following topics and questions:  

At which site parasites infect host plants; how plant defence strategies against pathogenic bacteria evolved; plant-microbe interactions; evolution of C3-C4 intermediate photosynthesis; localization of membrane transport proteins; genetic structure of allopolyploid marsh orchids; karyotype evolution in sugar beet; role of cyclophilin in the redox regulatory network; status of the threatened plant Sand Silvercrack; terpene biosynthesis in cyanobacteria; functional characterization of enzymes involved in violaxanthin biosynthesis; pathogen hypersusceptibility and defence in Arabidopsis suppressor mutants; localization analysis of enzymes involved in Lewis a-epitope formation; glutaredoxins as well as habitat requirements of alpine tussock graminoids.

The prizes, which have been awarded for eight years in a row by now, are supported by a certificate and a financial appreciation and were coordinated at the participating universities thanks to DBG’s local representatives. DBG congratulates all awardees, thanks the contact persons involved and wishes all awardees success in their further careers.  

All awardees’ names and titles of the master theses are listed here

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