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21 Mar 2018 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers · Event

Programme: Eduard Strasburger Workshop Mitochondria

The final programme for the Eduard-Strasburger Workshop of the DBG is ready and lists speakers and titles of the talks. The paper also informs about the venue and public transportation. The conference will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 17th to 19th April 2018. Orgnizers Dr. Stefanie Müller-Schüssele und Dr. Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdinger are looking forward to an interesting meeting.

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20 Feb 2018 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers · Event

Invitation: Eduard Strasburger Workshop Mitochondria

From 17th to 19th April early career plant scientists will meet to discuss research on mitochondria at Bonn University under the title Power Plants in Plants – Mitochondrial Functions in the Green Lineage. Interested people are invited to register until 10th March 2018. The Eduard-Strasburger Workshop funded by the DBG is organised by Dr. Stefanie Müller-Schüssele und Dr. Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdinger who look forward to an interesting meeting, which will allow early careers scientists to meet, network and discuss their recent results.

> Poster: speakers and schedule (pdf file)

> Registration Form (Word .dotx file)

> Venue: Bonn University, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (IZMB), Kirschallee 1, 53115 Bonn, Germany

26 Jan 2018 · Actualia (engl.) · People and Careers · Promoting young researchers

DBG Honoured best Master Theses

Bielefeld University awarded certificates for the best Master theses of the year 2017. Among them the prize for the best plant science master thesis of Jan Hendrik Hoerner (third from right). Photo and Copyright: Ch. Weische, Bielefeld University on 6th Dec 2017

Why an invasive pest slug devoured some lettuces while others remain untouched was one of the topics of the honoured master theses (little hint: it were not the salads themselves). The other young plant scientists elucidated specific functions of N-glycosylated proteins in plants, analysed the effects of inhibited chloroplast's development on genetic expression, tested, which substances of an invasive plant contributed to substantial crop failure. One thesis clarified three algal taxa of Trachelomonas, that were validly described already 100 years ago. For the fourth time the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) has awarded outstanding MSc theses. This year they were given to three female and two male biologists from the universities of Bielefeld, Münster, Salzburg, Kiel as well as LMU in Munich. The summaries and images of the outstanding works are now on the website.  
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Jan Hendrik Hoerner (Bielefeld University)

A) The plant Erodium cicutarium (L.) L’Hér. ex Aiton. B) The lobed cotyledons are an important feature to distinguish E. cicutarium from seedlings from other species of its genus. C) The sharply pointed and hairy base of E. cicutarium seed facilitates zoochory. D) Upcoiling awn of the ripe and dry E. cicutarium seed. Once on soil, humidity causes the helical shape to unwind and drill the seed with the sharply pointed base ahead into the ground. Graphs: Jan Hendrik Hoerner

Jan Hendrik Hoerner's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Bielefeld University in the year 2017.

Title of awarded thesis

"Allelopathic effects of the invasive plant Erodium cicutarium on agricultural crop plants"

The invasive common stork´s-bill Erodium cicutarium causes yield reduction of various crops in North America. Jan Hendrik Hoerner examined responsible allelochemicals, natural substances produced by the stork´s-bill, which are able to suppress the growth of other plants. He fractionated phenolic compounds with high inhibitory effects, even in minor concentrations.

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Anike Schaller (Kiel University)

To prevent the development of chloroplasts, Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings were grown on medium containing Spectinomycin, an inhibitor of translation: A, B control plants without inhibitor; C, D seedlings with inhibitor. Images and copyright: Anike Schaller, Kiel University

Anike Schaller erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der xxUniversitätxx im Jahr 20xx erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Anike Schaller's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at  Kiel University in the year 2017

Title of awarded thesis

"Investigations into the role of WHIRLY proteins in communication between nucleus and organelles"

Schaller has shown, that the inhibition of the chloroplast's development coincides with increased expression of nuclear genes encoding anti-stress proteins such as WHIRLY2 in mitochondria.

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Birte Peters (Salzburg University)

The Spanish slug, Arion vulgaris, is feeding on sterile lettuce leaves inoculated with several bacterial strains. Photo: Birte Peters

Birte Peters's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Salzburg University in the year 2017.

Title of awarded thesis

"Epiphytic bacteria on lettuce affect the feeding behavior of an invasive pest slug"

This study showed for the first time that lettuce leave surface associated bacteria can directly affect the feeding behavior of a generalist herbivore.

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Hannah Elisa Krawczyk ( Münster University)

Hannah Elisa Krawczyk's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at xxUniversity in the year 2017

Title of awarded thesis

"Influence of complex-type N-glycosylation on brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana"

Hannah Elisa Krawczyk attempts to elucidate specific functions of N-glycosylated proteins in plants. She now found a correlation between the inability to form complex-type or hybrid-type N-glycans in the Golgi apparatus and an altered sensitivity towards the two phytohormones brassinolide (BL) and abscisic acid (ABA).

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Anže Žerdoner Čalasan (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Fig. C: Electron microscope image of Trachelomonas cells at different ontogenetic stages. Fig. F: Light microscope image of a Trachelomonas cell during hatching. Images: Anže Žerdoner Čalasan, LMU

Anže Žerdoner Čalasan's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in the year 2017

Title of awarded thesis

"Morphological, phylogenetic and taxonomic analysis of selected Trachelomonas (Euglenida) strains"

Anže Žerdoner Čalasan clarified three taxa of Trachelomonas taxa that were validly described already 100 years ago. In doing this he was able to apply also genetic information for reliable species determination.

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2017

In the year 2017 DBG's representatives at several universities evaluated master theses in plant sciences. The following persons received the award (in alphabetical order):

Anže Žerdoner Čalasan (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Morphological, phylogenetic and taxonomic analysis of selected Trachelomonas (Euglenida) strains
more in the summary with image

Jan Hendrik Hoerner (Universität Bielefeld)
Allelopathic effects of the invasive plant Erodium cicutarium on agricultural crop plants
more in the summary with two images

Hannah Elisa Krawczyk (Universität Münster)
Influence of complex-type N-glycosylation on brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana
more in the summary with image

Birte Peters (Universität Salzburg)
Epiphytic bacteria on lettuce affect the feeding behavior of an invasive pest slug
more in the summary with two images

Anike Schaller (Universität Kiel)
Untersuchungen zur Rolle von WHIRLY-Proteinen in der Kommunikation zwischen Zellkern und Organellen
more in the summary with image

03 Nov 2017 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Strasburger Workshop: Cooperation and Conflict between Genomes

The workshop participants came from more than five countries. Photo: Niklas Buhk

Sorry, in German only

Der 3. Eduard Strasburger Workshop mit dem Titel Two Genomes in one Cell - Communication and Conflict lockte mehr als 40 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Polyploidie- und Hybridisierungsforschung nach Bremen. Dort thematisierten sie, welche Schwierigkeiten Zellen meistern, die ihre Chromosomensätze mischen oder gar vervielfältigen. Der Workshop fand vom 30. August und 1. September 2017 statt unter der Regie der Nachwuchswissenschaftler Dawit Girma Tekleyohans, Niklas Buhk und Thomas Nakel der Universitäten Oldenburg und Bremen. Die vorwiegend jungen Nachwuchskräfte reisten aus mehreren Nationen an, darunter Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Schweden und Pakistan, was die internationale Relevanz des Themas unterstreicht. Die Organisatoren berichten in ihrer Tagungsnachlese unter anderem über neue Modellpflanzen, einen Genomschock, eine Methode zum Nachweis von drei Eltern und in welcher Weise junge Forschende bevorzugt wurden.

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02 Nov 2017 · Call · Promoting young researchers

FESPB Awards

The FESPB Young Plant Scientist Awards are the Federation’s most prestigious awards. Two FESPB Awards are presented at each FESPB Congress to young scientists chosen from nominations put forward by each of the constituent societies of the FESPB, like the DBG. Winners will receive funds (1,500 Euros) towards their travel, registration and accommodation at the Congress. They will also receive a certificate and present an oral presentation at a plenary session of the Congress. Please fill out the online application form until 16th February 2018 that will be forwarded to DBG president Karl-Josef Dietz to leave time for the DBG to study the applications and write a letter of recommendation.

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Actualia (engl.) · Internat. Botanikertagung · Promoting young researchers

Awards for best posters at Botanikertagung 2017

From the 235 posters presented at Botanikertagung 2017 in Kiel an expert jury chose several as best papers. The awarded presenters received a document as well as 135 Euros each since the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) today was 135 years old.

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11 Apr 2017 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Invitation: Strasburger Workshop 2017

This summer, young plant scientists will focus on Two genomes in one cell - communication and conflict. From August 30 until September 1, 2017, they will come together in Bremen in the 3rd Eduard Strasburger Workshop. The Workshop supported by the DBG brings together young and senior plant scientists and opens a forum for talks and discussions as well as for networking. Registration deadline for the popular workshop that will be organized by young scientists from the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg (Dr. Dawit Girma Tekleyohans, M.Sc. Thomas Nakel, M.Sc. Niklas Buhk) is on July, 31.

> Poster (pdf file)

> Invitation and topic (pdf file)

> Registration (pdf file)

> details on website: http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/molgen/strasburger-2017.html

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13 Feb 2017 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Promoting young researchers

Grant: Travel allowances to Botanikertagung

The society supports young scientists in granting travel allowances for members of the DBG who participate at the Botanikertagung by presenting an oral paper or a poster (author or coauthor). The international Botanikertagung will take place in Freising Weihenstephan from August 30th to September 3rd, 2015. It will be provided either for students / graduates or for young researchers who lack a full salary.

Travel allowances and application: Details and Application Form (Intranet)

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12 Feb 2017 · Actualia (engl.) · Call · Promoting young researchers

Eduard Strasburger-Workshop

Sorry - in German only:

Von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern für Nachwuchswissenschaftler

Wenn Sie Postdoc oder Doktorand sind, eine Idee für einen Workshop über eine aktuelle pflanzenwissenschaftliche Thematik mit interdisziplinären Ansätzen haben und eine Plattform für einen lebendigen Austausch von Doktoranden untereinander veranstalten möchten, schicken Sie Ihr Konzept bitte an den Vorstand der DBG, der Ihre Veranstaltung im Rahmen eines Eduard Strasburger-Workshops mit bis zu 5.000 € unterstützt. Bitte wenden Sie sich jederzeit an den Präsidenten der DBG. Der zweite Eduard Strasburger-Workshop fand im September 2016in München statt und hatte den Titel "Phylogenomics - The next generation of evolutionary botany". In ihrer Tagungsnachlese thematisieren die Organisatorinnen Susann Wicke und Dörte Harpke nicht nur die Tagungsschwerpunkte sondern auch die Sorgen der Nachwuchskräfte.

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Herbert Braunschmid (Salzburg University)

Floral measurements: Length and height of the labellum, width of the labellum mouth (a), and posterior exit height (b; with a bee leaving through the posterior exit). Photo: Herbert Braunschmid

Herbert Braunschmid's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Salzburg University in the year 2016.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Divergent floral traits and pollinators of Cypripedium calceolus L."

The work analyses whether divergent floral traits of the lady's-slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) along an altitudinal gradient are driven by pollinator mediated selection.

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Wilena Telman (Universität Bielefeld)

Wilena Telman's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Bielfeld University in the year 2016.

Title of awarded thesis

"Function of the 2-cystein peroxiredoxin and cyclophilin 20-3 within the redox-regulatory network in A. thaliana"

The obtained results gave evidence that the chloroplastidic 2-CysPrx-Cyp20-3 module links the redox, protein and thiol homeostasis in the context of cellular stress adaptation.

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2016

In the year 2016 DBG's representatives at 5 universities evaluated master theses in plant sciences. The following persons received the award (in alphabetical order):

Herbert Braunschmid (Universität Salzburg)
Divergent floral traits and pollinators of Cypripedium calceolus L.
more in the summary with image

Ina Burghardt (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
"The impact of plastid immunophilins on light acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana.
more in the summary with image

Dominika Kundel (Universität Konstanz)
Bio-Effector Application: Impact on Growth Performance of maize and effect on associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
more in the summary with image

Laura Mosebach (Universität Münster)
Regulation of photosynthetic electron transfer via PGRL1 and PGR5 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
more in the summary with images

Wilena Telman (Universität Bielefeld)
Zur Funktion des 2-Cystein Peroxiredoxins und des Cyclophilin 20-3 innerhalb des Redox-regulatorischen Netzwerks von A. thaliana.
more in the summary

Paulina Anna Zigelski (Universität Hamburg)
“Molecular biogeography of the Syzygium guineense complex: How environment and genetics push suffrutication in Africas Miombo region“
more in the summary with images

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Dominika Kundel (Universität Konstanz)

Dominika Kundel analyses growth parameters. Photo: Andreas Basler, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau Schweiz (FiBL)

Dominika Kundel's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Konstanz University in the year 2016.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Bio-Effector Application: Impact on Growth Performance of maize and effect on associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi."

Plant extraction products and tiny soil organisms, so called Bio-Effectors might improve current fertilization strategies. The methods applied in this thesis might be helpful in further investigations on this subject.

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Ina Burghardt (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

State I state II transition measurement of the fkbp mutant. State I was induced in Arabidopsis plants and afterwards the extent of antenna movement was determined as ratio of transient maximum fluorescence / maximum fluorescence. (Left: Fm‘/Fm pseudocolor image after 10 min.; right: time course Fm‘/Fm of WT – black and fkbp mutant – green.) Graph: Ina Burghardt

Ina Burghardt 's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Goethe University Frankfrut in the year 2016.

Title of awarded thesis

"The impact of plastid immunophilins on light acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana."

 

Plastid FKBP-type immunophilins are putative regulators of photosynthetic complexes. Knocking out one of these FKBPs led to loss of antenna movement (state transitions), the required STN7-kinase is active.

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Laura Mosebach Universität Münster

The photosynthetic machinery. Linear electron flow (LEF), cyclic electron flow (CEF) and the roles of the transmembrane electrochemical proton gradient. As electron transfer is coupled to proton translocation, LEF and CEF contribute to the formation of the proton gradient. LEF involves water splitting and NADPH production. The proton gradient fuels ATP synthesis, induces non-photochemical quenching (qE) and exerts photosynthetic control. LHC = light harvesting complex; PS = photosystem; Cyt b6f = cytochrome b6f complex; PC = plastocyanin; FDX = ferredoxin; FNR = FDX:NADP+ reductase; ATPase = CF1-F0-ATP-synthase; PGRL1 = PGR5-like photosynthetic phenotype 1; PGR5 = proton gradient regulation 5. Top left: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Source of algal cell: Pflanzenforschung.de (http://www.pflanzenforschung.de/de/themen/pflanzen-im-fokus/chlamydomonas/) (adapted from Pflanzenforschung.de) Graph: Laura Mosebach

Laura Mosebach's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at xxUniversity in the year 2016.

Title of awarded thesis

"Regulation of photosynthetic electron transfer via PGRL1 and PGR5 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii"

The proteins PGRL1 and PGR5 are potentially involved in the recruitment of Ferredoxin:NADP+ Reductase (FNR) to the thylakoid membrane which is involved in the photosynthetic electron transport in the green alga.

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Travel Allowances to the Botanikertagung 2017

The society supports young scientists in granting travel allowances for members of the DBG who participate at the Botanikertagung by presenting an oral paper or a poster (author or coauthor). It will be provided either for students / graduates or for young researchers who lack a full salary.

Reimbursed will be

Traveling Costs

On application the DBG reimburses either the prize of a ticket of the train ride in the 2. class or provides a flat rate for a ride by car. Please send your original train ticket to our treasurer (see below). In the second case please send a confirmation of your supervisor and / or your "Dienstreiseantrag" (in copy) which states that the travel costs are not reimbursed by your institute and provides information about the distance travelled in km. Please choose the cheapest transportation form.

Congress Fees

In case you pay the congress fee yourself, please send a document in addition to your application: Please let the document be stamped at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung, which states that your institute didn't pay the fee.

Accomodation Costs

Depending on the amount of requests for refunds sent the DBG may also be able to refund accomodation costs. So please include the receipt of your youth hostel / hotel. If these costs will not be refunded by the DBG Dr. Appenroth will send you back the originals.

Application

You are welcome to hand over your application at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung at Freising. Otherwise please send your application and the other documents to our treasurer, Prof. Dr. Raimund Tenhaken, until October 15th 2017.

please download application form (pdf file)

please download application form (Word doc file)

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Travel Allowances to the Botanikertagung 2017

The society supports young scientists in granting travel allowances for members of the DBG who participate at the Botanikertagung by presenting an oral paper or a poster (author or coauthor). It will be provided either for students / graduates or for young researchers who lack a full salary.

Reimbursed will be

Traveling Costs

On application the DBG reimburses either the prize of a ticket of the train ride in the 2. class or provides a flat rate for a ride by car. Please send your original train ticket to our treasurer (see below). In the second case please send a confirmation of your supervisor and / or your "Dienstreiseantrag" (in copy) which states that the travel costs are not reimbursed by your institute and provides information about the distance travelled in km. Please choose the cheapest transportation form.

Congress Fees

In case you pay the congress fee yourself, please send a document in addition to your application: Please let the document be stamped at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung, which states that your institute didn't pay the fee.

Accomodation Costs

Depending on the amount of requests for refunds sent the DBG may also be able to refund accomodation costs. So please include the receipt of your youth hostel / hotel. If these costs will not be refunded by the DBG Dr. Appenroth will send you back the originals.

Application

You are welcome to hand over your application at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung at Freising. Otherwise please send your application and the other documents to our treasurer, Prof. Dr. Raimund Tenhaken, until October 15th 2017.

please download application form (pdf file)

please download application form (Word doc file)

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Paulina Anna Zigelski

Phenotypic varieties of Syzygium guineense s.l., S. benguellense (middle left) and S. cordatum (upper right). This morphological diversity is a response to adaptation to different habitats of southern Africa like rivers, flood plains, open grasslands, more or less open woodlands and mountainous areas.Photos: Paulina Zigelski

Paulina Anna Zigelski's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Hamburg University in the year 2016.

Title of awarded thesis

"Molecular biogeography of the Syzygium guineense complex: How environment and genetics push suffrutication in Africas Miombo region"

For the first time the origins of „underground trees“ in southern Africa were investigated in detail using a model species: an interaction of environmental and genetic factors play a crucial role in their evolution.

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2015

In the year 2015 DBG's representatives at 6 universities evaluated master theses in plant sciences. The following persons received the award (in alphabetical order):

Christoph Hahn (Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg):
The diversity of kale: Glucosinolate content and phylogenetic relationships
more in the summary with images

Barbara Jakobs (Universität Konstanz):
Charakterisierung der physiologischen Funktion der mitochondrialen Protease DEG10 in Arabidopsis thaliana
more in the summary

Stefanie Jung (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen):
Salt tolerance and genetic variability of Prunus serotina Ehrh.
more in the summary with images

Johanna Kozak (Technische Universität München):
Dwarf, subalpine coniferous forests on permafrost lenses below the treeline in the Swiss Alps
more in the summary with images

Christoph Tim Krannich (Universität Rostock):
Role of the ethylene-signaling-pathway with regard to drought tolerance and storage of potatoes
more in the summary

Franziska Walther (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt):
Flora and vegetation of pavement grooves in the city of Frankfurt am Main
more in the summary with images

Eva Laura von der Heyde (Universität Bielefeld):
Study of taxonomically restricted gene families in Volvox carteri
more in the summary with images

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2014

In the year 2014 DBG's representatives at 13 universities evaluated the master theses in plant sciences. The following persons received the award (in alphabetical order):

Philip Albers (FU Berlin):
In vivo regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana CPK5 in plant pathogen defense
more in the German summary

Christodoulos Filippis (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): 
Untersuchungen zur Rolle von PaRCF1 und PaRCF2 bei der Organisation von Atmungskettensuperkomplexen bei Podospora anserina
more in the German summary

Simon Fraas (Universität Hamburg):
Hansa-Trace - Ein System zur automatischen Hochdurchsatz-Erfassung der schnellen Wachstums-effekte bei Arabidopsis thaliana L HEYNH more in the German summary with images

Klaus Herburger (Universität Innsbruck):
Zellwandkomponenten und ökophysiologische Charakterisierung der streptophytischen Grünalgen Klebsormidium sp. und Zygnema sp.
more in the German summary with images

Marcel Kansy (Universität Leipzig):
Einfluss von Lipiden auf die Struktur und Funktion von Photosystem II
more in the German summary

Friedrich Kirsch (Universität Rostock):
Integration des cyanobakteriellen Glyceratwegs aus Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 in die Photorespiration von Arabidopsis thaliana
more in the German summary

Christian Köttig (TU München):
Redoxregulation von Proteinposphatasen des Typs C2
more in the German summary with images

Verena Lauströer (Universität Bielefeld):
Influence of mycotrophic degree on growth response for two plant species in single and competition treatments under conditions promoting parasitism by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
more in the summary with images

Maximilian Lauterbach (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz):
Phylogeny and biogeography of Zygophyllum s.l. (Zygophyllaceae)
more in the German summary with images

Frederic Schramm (Philipps-Universität Marburg):
Analysis of the peroxisomal membrane proteome of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum and in vivo localization studies of putative peroxisomal proteins

more in the German summary mit Bildern

Sophie Steinhagen (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen):
Ultrastruktur der Zellen von Cryptochlora perforans (Chlorarachniophyta)
more in the German summary with images

Florian Ulm (TU Kaiserslautern):
Below ground processes of a native and an invasive legume as a driver for nitrogen distribution on community scale
more in the German summary with images

Sebastian Wittek (Universität zu Köln):
Prosoaulax, a dinoflagellate with mysterious plastids
more in the German summary with images

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Young scientists awarded with the Horst Wiehe Prize

The DBG awards the Horst Wiehe Prize for an outstanding PhD Thesis every other year. The following scientists were endowed:

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Next Eduard Strasburger-Workshop

The upcoming Eduard Strasburger-Workshop from young scientists for young scientists is entitled "Phylogenomics - The next generation of evolutionary botany" and will take place in Munich, Germany:

September 9 - 11, 2016

University of Munich (LMU), Institute for Systematic Botany and Mycology and the Munich herbaria and
garden

Organisators: Dr. Susann Wicke (Uni Münster) und Dr. Dörte Harpke (IPK Gatersleben)

Registration, applications for travel allowances and abstracts are welcome from April 15 to August 31, 2016. Contributions from young researchers are especially welcome. Confirmed speakers and further details are provided in the second circular (pdf).

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Barbara Jakobs

Barbara Jakobs's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Konstanz University in the year 2015

Title of awarded thesis

"Characterization of the physiological function of the mitochondrial protease DEG10 in Arabidopsis thaliana"

By combining physiological and genetic analyses she found first evidence that the protein DEG10 plays an important role in root growth in Arabidopsis especially under temperature stress

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28 Jan 2016 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

DBG awards best Master theses

The German Botanical Society has awarded the best Master theses of the previous year. Their abstracts are now on the website. Besides names of the awardees also titles and results are provided as texts and some of them also in images. The theses were carried out at seven universities.

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Christoph Hahn

The many different kale varieties available differ in color and curling of the leaves as well as in growth height and shape. Photo: Christoph Hahn, Vera Mageney

Christoph Hahn's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Oldenburg University in the year 2015.

Title of awarded thesis

"The diversity of kale: Glucosinolate content and phylogenetic relationships"

The content of five glucosinolates in 25 different kale varieties are compared with the phylogenetic relationships of the varieties. The study demonstrates the diversity of kale and the importance of preserving a broad genepool for future breeding purposes.

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Eva Laura von der Heyde

Light microscopy image of the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri during embryonic cell divisions (left) and in the adult stage (right). The spherical organism has two different cell types. There are about 2000 small, somatic cells at the surface of the spheroid, which have simple eyes and two flagella for locomotion. The individual somatic cells are probably similar to the unicellular ancestors of the Volvocales. The significantly larger, reproductive cells are located within the spheroid and perform a series of cell divisions to become the daughter spheroids of the next generation. Photo: Eva L. von der Heyde

Eva Laura von der Heyde's work was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Bielefeld University in the year 2015.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Study of taxonomically restricted gene families in Volvox carteri"

She identified and analysed those gene families in the multicellular green algae Volvox carteri that developed during evolution from unicellular to multicellular organisms. These gene families could be crucial for evolution of multicellularity.

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Christoph Tim Krannich

Christoph Tim Krannich's work was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Rostock University in the year 2015.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Role of the ethylene-signaling-pathway with regard to drought tolerance and storage of potatoes"

A set of molecular SSR-markers for practical breeding has been developed and tested in two different bulks, with one marker showing significant association to drought tolerance.

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Franziska Walther

Mazus pumilus, newly documented in Germany, in pavement grooves in the city centre of Frankfurt. Photo and copyright: K. Stich

Franziska Walther's work was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Goethe University Frankfurt in the year 2015.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Flora and vegetation of pavement grooves in the city of Frankfurt am Main"

She found almost one quarter of all taxa registered in Frankfurt to occur in pavement grooves, which occupy only 1 % of the area of Frankfurt. Remarkably, a spontaneous appearance of Mazus pumilus was documented for the first time in Germany.

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Johanna Kozak

Section and layout plan of the transect in the study area Brüeltobel, Appenzell, Swiss Alps with hight of plants (y axis) Graph: Johanna Kozak

Johanna Kozak's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out atTechnische Universität München in the year 2015. 

Title of thesis

"Dwarf, subalpine coniferous forests on permafrost lenses below the treeline in the Swiss Alps"

The first phytosociological description of dwarf plants on proven permafrost lenses suggest that there may be two differnt plant communities which are now further investigated.

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Stefanie Jung

Stefanie Janine Jung's work was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Giessen University in the year 2015.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Salt tolerance and genetic variability of Prunus serotina Ehrh."

She found out that the invasive black cherry reacts differently to saline aerosols depending on their stages of development. However, a locational advantage due to an increased salt tolerance can be excluded.

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Learning by doing

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Endlich eine helfende Hand bei der eigenen Doktorarbeit. Was wie ein Traum klingt, ermöglicht der DAAD: Die DBG sponserte viele Jahre lang jeweils drei RISE-Stipendien für ausländische Studierende, die deutsche Graduierte bei der Forschung unterstützten. Was das für die Beteiligten bringt, beschreibt die Redakteurin der Gesellschaft. Zusätzlich verrät sie Tipps und Tricks, wie man einen Praktikanten für sich gewinnt, denn um diese muss man ein wenig werben.

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Promotion

To support young researchers is an important objective of our society. To do so the Society has developed several instruments, such as prizes, travel allowances, sponsoring of meetings and participation of young scientists at conferences.

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Travel Allowances to the Botanikertagung 2015

The society supports young scientists in granting travel allowances for members of the DBG who participate at the Botanikertagung by presenting an oral paper or a poster (author or coauthor). It will be provided either for students / graduates or for young researchers who lack a full salary.

Reimbursed will be

Traveling Costs

On application the DBG reimburses either the prize of a ticket of the train ride in the 2. class or provides a flat rate for a ride by car. Please send your original train ticket to our treasurer. In the second case please send a confirmation of your supervisor and / or your "Dienstreiseantrag" (in copy) which states that the travel costs are not reimbursed by your institute and provides information about the distance travelled in km. Please choose the cheapest transportation form.

Congress Fees

In case you pay the congress fee yourself, please send a document in addition to your application: Please let the document be stamped at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung, which states that your institute didn't pay the fee.

Accomodation Costs

Depending on the amount of requests for refunds sent the DBG may also be able to refund accomodation costs. So please include the receipt of your youth hostel / hotel. If these costs will not be refunded by the DBG Dr. Appenroth will send you back the originals.

Application

You are welcome to hand over your application at the registration desk of the Botanikertagung at Freising. Otherwise please send your application and the other documents to our treasurer, PD. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Appenroth until October 15th 2015.

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Support for young scientists

The society supports young scientists in granting travel allowances for members of the DBG who participate at the Botanikertagung by presenting an oral paper or a poster (author or coauthor). It will be provided either for students / graduates or for young researchers who lack a full salary.

The deadline to apply for travel allowances for the last Botanikertagung is already over. Sorry!

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Prizes presented for scientific excellence

The DBG awards several prizes:

  • The Wilhem Pfeffer Prize is being awarded biennially from funds of the Wilhelm-Pfeffer-Foundation for an outstanding PhD Thesis.
  • The Prize for the Best Publiaction will be awarded yearly from funds of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation.
  • The Horst Wiehe Prize ("Förderpreis der Horst-Wiehe-Stiftung") is being awarded every second year for an outstanding scientific work in the field of Botany.
  • On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of the "Lehrbuch für Botanik" by E. Strasburger, F. Noll, H. Schenk and A.F.W. Schimper, the "Strasburger Prize" was created in 1994. It is being awarded every second year for an outstanding and especially original botanical work of a scientist less than 35 years old, is endowed with 2.500 Euros and is supported by the publishing house Springer Spektrum.

Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis is awarded every year at every participating university.

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Eduard Strasburger Workshop

Young plant scientists are invited to organise a Eduard Strasburger Workshop to foster the interdisciplinary scientific exchange of expertise and networking. It will be organised by young scientists for young scientists under the auspices of a scientific institution, shall last for two about days and be addressed to 25-40 participants. Upon approval by the board the DBG offers up to 5,000 Euros for this.

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Travel Allowances

On application the DBG gives travel allowances to students and young scientists without full employment presenting an oral paper or a poster at the congress "Botanikertagung". The applicants must be members of the DBG. They are asked to send their applications to the board of the DBG. The deadlines concerning the travel allowances are announced in the intranet.

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Support of attendance

The society sponsorsthe attendance of young scientists at such meetings and conferences that focus on young scientists upon application.

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International Exchange (RISE)

Since many years the society supports the RISE program (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): young scientists from abroad and Great Britain do research at a Germany university together with German Ph.D. candidates. And German students can apply for an internship in Northamerica.

At the moment the DBG is not involved in the RISE program.

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Excusively from young scientists for young scientists

On application the DBG supports the meetings of young scientists and researchers to further their scientific exchange of expertise. The society especially fosters the building of interdisciplinary and trans-sectional networks among emerging scientists.

The DBG invites applications from young scientists to be funded for the organization of the Eduard Strasburger-Workshop for young scientists. A small group of graduates can apply for the funding under the auspices of a senior scientist from a scientific institution. The workshop is supposed to last about two days (including a networking evening) and shall address 25 to 40 participants. The DBG offers to support such an event with up to 5.000 Euros. 

If you want to conduct a Eduard Strasburger-Workshop please contact the president and submit the necessary application form.

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Application and Alert

Applications for the organisation of the workshop can be submitted to the president all year round.

Application and Documentation

Application documents as German (pdf file)

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"It was an experience of a lifetime"

How Stacy Krueger summarizes her stay at a Cologne institute

In her final evaluation report fellow Stacy Krueger states about her visit of an Cologne institute working with algae, in which she worked in 2006 with the team of DBG member PD Dr. Burkhard Becker:

„… My experience in Germany, through the generous donations from the DAAD and the German Botanical Society (and my parents), is one that really is difficult to articulate in the written word. I entered the internship a little scared of leaving my home and parents, who odd as it may be to some of my peers, are my best friends. I left Germany feeling part of a new family, in Sabina, Thomas (and their respective families), and Walter. I learned more about myself in all respects than I could have ever hoped for. The internship furthered my career in three major ways. The first way was through the techniques I learned while working in Dr. Becker’s research group. I absorbed liters of information about molecular techniques and algae. Second, the internship created the opportunity to make contacts with various German professors that will help my future career in academia. Finally, third, and probably most important, was the self-confidence and poise that I found within myself. I left Los Angeles wide-eyed dreaming of Europe with a Bachelor’s just under my belt and returned a more mature and enriched adult. I will always feel incredibly fortunate that such an opportunity was shown to me by my advisors and that a favorable decision was made in response to my application materials. It was an experience of a lifetime.”

The internship of Keurger wasmediated by the DAAD's RISE-programm and sponsored through the DBG

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RISE

For ten years the society sponsored undergraduate students to conduct research at a German institute or university. With this the DBG continued to promote the RISE Program (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) of the DAAD organization (Deutsch Akademischer Austauschdienst) in the years from 2005 to 2015: Undergraduates from the USA, Canada or Great Britain visit German universities or scientific institutes and do research together with German graduates. Since 2009 the DAAD also sponsors the visit of young German researchers in Northern America. Both parties profit from this colaboration. Or how a participant puts it: "The internship furthered my career in three major ways."

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How a US-student described her stay at a German institute which investigates algae "It was an experience of a lifetime"

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Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis

Every year the DBG awards a prize for the best master thesis in plant science at every participating university. The award comprises a certificate and a 100 Euros prize.

Mode of Application and Awarding Procedure

To apply every young plant science person shall hand his/her master thesis over to the representative the DBG has at every university all year round. Together with other plant science university lecturers who are interested the contact person decides in October which of the master theses is the best. The contact person also decides about the awarding procedure which can be the annual faculty ceremony, a graduation ceremony, or a personal presentation. The award winning thesis will be listed together with the scientist’s name, the title and a short summary on the website of the DBG.

Publication of the Thesis Summary

The summary of the award winning thesis to be published on the DBG website shall contain the name of the prize winner, the title of the thesis, one introductory sentence, one or two sentences about the methods used, and a few easily comprehensible sentences about the results as well as a conclusion or an outlook. We also provide a possibility to enrich the text with one or two graphics to serve as “appetizer” or summarizing image. Please also quote a link where the thesis can be found in the internet to allow further reading. Please send the text as a word file and the images as originals (not included into the word document) within four weeks to the following e-mail: masterarbeit[at]deutsche-botanische-gesellschaft.de

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Prize winners

Since 2014 the German Botanical Society awards a prize for the best plant science master thesis, which was carried out at each of the participating universities. The following young scientists received the honor:

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Friedrich Kirsch

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Friedrich Kirsch erhielt den Preis für die beste botanische Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität Rostock im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Integration des cyanobakteriellen Glyceratwegs aus Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 in die Photorespiration von Arabidopsis thaliana"

Er fand einen cyanobakteriellen "Bypass" der pflanzlichen Photorespiration

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Verena Lauströer

Experimental set-up: climate chamber and pots for single and competition plants. Photo: Verena Lauströer

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Verena Lauströer erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität Bielefeld im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Influence of mycotrophic degree on growth response for two plant species in single and competition treatments under conditions promoting parasitism by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi"

New understanding of species-specific reactions dependent on mycotrophy level on AMF induced parasitism-promoting conditions

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Frederic D. Schramm

Subzelluläre Lokalisation von Pex12-eGFP-Fusionsproteinen in der Diatomee Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Durch die Lokalisierung des fluoreszenz-markierten Membranproteins Pex12 können die Peroxisomen visualisiert werden. Diese befinden sich in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zur komplexen Plastide, einem charakteristischen Organell der Diatomeen. DIC, Differentialinterferenzkontrast, PAF, Plastidenautofluoreszenz, Overlay, Überlagerung der beiden Fluoreszenzkanäle. Der Maßstabsbalken entspricht 10 µm. Aufnahme: Frederic D. Schramm

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Frederic D. Schramm erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Philipps-Universität Marburg im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Analysis of the peroxisomal membrane proteome of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum and in vivo localization studies of putative peroxisomal proteins"

Damit gewährte er einen Einblick in das Proteom der Peroxisomen der Kieselalge Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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Marcel Kansy

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Marcel Kansy erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität Leipzig im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Einfluss von Lipiden auf die Struktur und Funktion von Photosystem II"

Wie er herausfand, unterstützen Lipide der Chloroplastenmembran die Struktur und Funktion des Photosystems II oder leiten dessen Auflösung ein

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Simon Fraas

Abbildung 1 a: Scanner-Aufbau für Wurzelwachstumsmessung. b: Typische Rohbilder der Wurzeln junger Arabidopsis-thaliana Pflanze. c: Scanner-Aufbau für Hypokotyle. d: Gescanntes Hypokotyl. e-h: Verarbeitungsprozess der Bilder: Ein Rohbild einer Wurzel (e) wird zunächst in eine reine Schwarz-Weiß-Darstellung verwandelt (f), skelettiert (g) und die Wurzellänge anhand des Linienzuges der Mittelachse exakt ermittelt (h). Aufnahmen: Simon Fraas

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Simon Fraas erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität Hamburg im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Hansa-Trace - Ein System zur automatischen Hochdurchsatz-Erfassung der schnellen Wachstumseffekte bei Arabidopsis thaliana L. HEYNH"

Die Software Hansa-Trace misst schnelles Wurzelwachstum und unterstützt Hochdurchsatz-Phänotypisierung

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Philip Albers

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Philip Albers erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Freien Universiät Berlin im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"In vivo regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana CPK5 in plant pathogen defense"

Regulationsmechanismen des zentralen Enzyms CPK5 in der pflanzlichen Bakterienabwehr

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Klaus Herburger

Lichtmikroskopische Aufnahmen (DIC) von Zellfilamenten einiger der im Rahmen der Masterarbeit untersuchten streptophytischen Grünalgen. (a) Klebsormidium crenulatum, (b) Klebsormidium nitens „Bot. Garden II“, (c) Zygnema sp. „Saalach“ und (d) Zygnema sp. „Elmau-Alm“. Maßstabbalken = 20 µm. Aufnahmen: Klaus Herburger

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Klaus Herburger erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck im Jahr 20xx erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Zellwandkomponenten und ökophysiologische Charakterisierung der streptophytischen Grünalgen Klebsormidium sp. und Zygnema sp."

Der Preisträger stellte die zellulären und physiologischen Anpassungen von Grünalgen an das Landleben dar

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Sebastian Wittek

Modifizierung zelleigener Plastiden in Prosoaulax. A Transmissionselektronische (TEM) Aufnahme einer Zelle im Nahrungsüberfluss mit reduzierten Plastiden (rP) und Nahrungsvakuolen (Nv). B Lichtmikroskopische (LM) Aufnahme einer Zelle im Nahrungsüberfluss. C Detailaufnahme eines reduzierten Plastiden. D TEM Aufnahme einer Zelle in Nahrungsknappheit mit stark vergrößerten Plastiden (P). E LM Aufnahme einer Zelle mit stark vergrößerten Plastiden. F Detailaufnahme eines stark vergrößerten Plastiden. Aufnahmen: Sebastian Wittek.

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Sebastian Wittek erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität zu Köln im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Prosoaulax – A Dinoflagellate with Mysterious Plastids"

Er zeigte, dass manche mixotrophe Prosoaulax-Dinoflagellaten ihre Plastiden nutzen um Nahrungsmangel zu überbrücken.

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Florian Ulm

1. Corema album, ein natives Heidekrautgewächs, in dieser Arbeit als Bioindikator verwendet. 2. Acacia longifolia, eine invasive Leguminose aus Australien. 3. Das Primärdünensystem im Süden von Portugal (Pinheiro da Cruz, N 38°15.2’ W 8°45.8’). Zu sehen ist das Ökosystem ohne Invasion. Fotos: Florian Ulm.

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Florian Ulm erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Universität Kaiserslautern im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Below ground processes of a native and an invasive legume as a driver for nitrogen distribution on community scale"

Weil er beschrieb, wie Veränderungen in der Rhizosphäre den Erfolg einer pflanzlichen Invasion beeinflussen

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Sophie Steinhagen

Lichtmikroskopische Aufnahmen von Cryptochlora perforans: Abgebildet ist das amöboide, frei bewegliche Stadium in differentiellem Interferenzkontrast. Erkennbar sind die aus Zellplasma bestehenden Pseudopodien, welche sich zur Nahrungsaufnahme ins Medium erstrecken und der Ortsveränderung dienen (Maßstab 20 µm). Aufnahme: Reinhard Schnetter, Uni Gießen

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Sophie Steinhagen erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Ultrastructure of cells of Cryptochlora perforans (Chlorarachniophyta)"

Ihr gelang der erste Nachweis des zusätzlichen Zellkerns in der grünen Amöbe Cryptochlora perforans

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Maximilian Lauterbach

Max Lauterbach fotografiert Zygophyllum botulifolium in der Nähe von Toorberg im südafrikanischen Breede River District. Foto: Dirk Bellstedt.

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Maximilian Lauterbach erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Wüsten-Pflanzen der Gruppe Zygophyllum s.l. zeigen enorme Vielfalt und evolutionäre Flexibilität in ihrer Blattanatomie"

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Christian Köttig

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Christian Köttig erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Technischen Universität München im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Redoxregulation von Proteinphosphatasen des Typs 2C"

Er untersuchte die Redoxregulation der Proteinphosphatasen ABI1, ABI2, HAB1 und PP2CA durch Wasserstoffperoxid

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Christodoulos Filippis

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Christodoulos Filippis erhielt den Preis für die beste pflanzenwissenschaftliche Master-Arbeit, die an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt im Jahr 2014 erstellt wurde, von der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.

Titel der ausgezeichneten Arbeit

"Untersuchungen zur Rolle von PaRCF1 und PaRCF2 bei der Organisation von Atmungskettensuperkomplexen bei Podospora anserina’ "

Wie er herausfand, ist das Protein PaRCF1 essentiell für die Bildung Komplex-IV-enthaltender Superkomplexe in dem Pilz Podospora anserina

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Horst Wiehe Prize by the DBG

The Horst Wiehe Prize (Förderpreis der Horst-Wiehe-Stiftung) is being awarded every other year for an outstanding scientific work in the field of Botany. It is only avarded to young scientists upon receiving a doctorate or before becoming a lecturer.

The Prize comprises

  • a document comprising the name of the award winner and the title of the award winning work. The document is underwritten by the president of the German Botanical Society.
  • The award is endowed with € 1500,-.

The Prize can be allocated to two persons.

Founder

Horst Wiehe from Braunschweig, Germany, donated a sum of 50.000 DM (25,564.50 Euro) to the DBG from which the "Förderpreis der Horst-Wiehe-Stiftung" is being awarded. The board of the DBG accepted the Foundation in 1990 for which Horst Wiehe set the statutes.

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Eduard Strasburger Prize of the DBG

The Strasburger Prize is awarded every other year for an outstanding and unconventional work in the field of botany carried out by a young doctorate. It is donated by the Pubisher Springer Spektrum and is given by the German Botanical Society since 1994 according to the statutes.

Springer Spektrum publishing house donated the prize on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first publishing of the book "Lehrbuch der Botanik" by Eduard Strasburger, Fritz Noll, Heinrich Schenck und A. F. Wilhelm Schimper.

The Prize comprises

  • a document comprising the name of the award winner, the title of the award winning work and is underwritten by the president of the DBG
  • a sum of Euros 2500,-
  • a travel allowance for the award winner to join the "Botanikertagung" where the prize will be presented.

Proposing candidates

Proposals can be made by university lecturers who are members of the German Botanical Society only. The candidates should be younger than 36 years of age. The proposals must be filed til the 1st December of the year preceeding the year with the conference Botanikertagung. No one can propose his/her own work. More Details are summarized in the statutes.

Deadlines and Calls

Calls are published on DBG's website.

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Young scientists awarded with the Strasburger Prize

The DBG awards the Strasburger Prize founded by Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (now: Springer-Spektrum) since 1994. Every other year an outstanding botanical research carried out by a young doctorate is choosen. The following scientists were endowed with the prize:

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Prize for the Best Plant Science Publication

The Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation awards every other year the best publication with a sum of 1000 Euros. The prize will only be awarded for publications deriving from Diploma, Master or PhD thesis. The Prize,  casually speaking Best Paper Prize, can be devided. There is no right to receive the prize.

Application

The following documents should be sent for application:

  • Offprint of the publication or pdf-file of the online publication, respectively
  • Diploma, Master or PhD thesis, respectively
  • Report of the rewiewer of the journal
  • Reference providing information that the publication derives from the Diploma, Master or PhD thesis, respectively.
  • Short report of the university lecturer who supervised the Diploma, Master or PhD thesis (length about one page).

Deadlines

Proposals can be submitted two times each year (31 March and 30 September); dates are communicated via the website. Please send your application to the president of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation.

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Awarded Scientists: Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize

The Wilhem Pfeffer Foundation of the DBG awards the Wilhem Pfeffer Prize every other year. The following scientists were endowed:

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Statutes

Sorry, the statutes of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation are available in German only.

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About the Foundation

The Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation is an independent organisation of the German Botanical Society (DBG). It promotes young scientists working in botanic disciplines in an ideal and material manner.

Every other year the Foundation awards the Wilhelm Pfeffer-Prize to young scientists. It also awards the prize for the best paper [Link] every year.

The Foundation is named after the famous plant physiologist Wilhelm Pfeffer and acts through its board [LInk].

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Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize of the DBG

The Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize is awarded by the DBG's Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation for an outstanding PhD thesis (dissertation) in the field of plant sciences and scientific botany. It is considered to promote young scientists.

The Prize comprises

  • a document comprising the name of the award winner, the title of the award winning thesis togehter with its date and place of publication. The document is underwritten by the president of the Wilhelm Pfeffer board
  • a sum of € 2500.-
  • a travel allowance for the award winner to join the "Botanikertagung" where the prize will be presented.

The Wilhelm Pfeffer Prize cannot be allocated to more than a single person.

Proposing candidates

Proposals can be made by full members or honorary members of the German Botanical Society only. No one can propose his/her own PhD thesis.

Proposals should be sent in three copies and should comprise a written outline why the thesis is of special value, a Curriculum Vitae, and a publication list of the proposed candidate, if available.

The candidates should have received their PhD from a scientific university. The candidates may not exceede 30 years of age when finished their PhD. Times of military or civil services and parenting times may be excluded. The thesis should be younger than two years upon proposal.

The award winner is obliged to present his/her thesis in an oral presentation of about 30 minutes after the presentation of the prize. The oral presentation will be integrated into the programme of the annual conference of the German Botanical Society (Botanikertagung). The manuscript of the oral presentation will be submitted to the editors of Plant Biology.

Survey and deadline

More information about the procedures are in the constitution of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation (published in Plant Biology 7 (2005), # 6, pages N15-N17).

The person named in the announcement has to receive complete proposals in a hardcopy and an electronic version until the date cited in the announcement.

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Scientists awarded with the Prize for the Best Publication

The Wilhem Pfeffer Foundation awards a Prize for the Best Botanical Publication of a year which came out of a Master, Diploma or PhD thesis since 2006. The following scientists were endowed with the Best Paper Prize:

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[Translate to Englisch:] Ausgezeichnete Nachwuchsforscher

DBG verleiht drei Wissenschaftspreise

Zur Eröffnung der Botanikertagung 2015 wurden die drei Preise der DBG zur Auszeichnung hervorragender Nachwuchswissenschaftler verliehen:

Eduard Strasburger-Preis 2015
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Dr. Andreas Fleischmann
Evolution of genome size and chromosome number in the carnivorous plant genus Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae), with a new estimate of the minimum genome size in angiosperms. Ann Bot. 114(8): 1651-1663
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Wilhelm Pfeffer-Preis 2015
an
Dr. Manuel Steinbauer
The Effect of Spatial and Environmental Drivers on Patterns in Species Richness and Composition, Dissertation Uni Bayreuth
mehr in der Pressemitteilung und in der Laudatio (pdf)

Horst Wiehe-Preis 2015
an
Dr. Jonas Zimmermann
Design and valuation of DNA-Barcoding high throughput methods for analyzing diatom diversity: a test case along a south-north gradient in Central Europe (Rivers Lusatian Neisse/Oder), Dissertation Uni Giessen
mehr in der Pressemitteilung

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First Eduard Strasburger-Workshop for young plant scientists

Small Natural Products in Ecology and Evolution

From 21st to 23rd September 2014 (2 p.m. to 2 p.m.) the first Eduard Strasburger-Workshop of the German Botanical Society (DBG) will take place in Nuremberg, Germany. Entitled “Linking the biochemistry of small natural products to ecology and evolution” it is organized from young plant biologists for young plant biologists exclusively. The location where the participants will meet is the Hostel in Nuremberg located in the famous 500 year-old castle. Please send your application until 31st August to the organizers Dr. Nadine Meitinger and M.Sc. Daniel Geiger from the Department Biology at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).
Application form (pdf)

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16 Oct 2013 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Drei ausgezeichnete Nachwuchsforscher

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Drei Nachwuchsforschenden verlieh die DBG Preise für ihre hervorragenden Arbieten am Eröffnungstag der Botanikertagung 2013:

Eduard Strasburger-Preis 2013
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Dr. Adrian Alder
The path from β-carotene to carlactone, a strigolactone-like plant hormone. Erschien in der Zeitschrift Science und ist Teil seiner Dissertation
mehr in der Pressemitteilung und in der Laudatio (pdf)

Wilhelm Pfeffer-Preis 2013
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Dr. Dominik Großkinsky
Characterisation of Cytokinin mediated Resistance and Biocontrol Effects against Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis and Tobacco. Dissertation an der Uni Graz
mehr in der Pressemitteilung und in der Laudatio (pdf)

Horst Wiehe-Preis 2013
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Dr. Martin Bringmann
Identification of novel components that connect cellulose synthases to the cytoskeleton
mehr in der Pressemitteilung und in der Laudatio (pdf)

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15 Jul 2013 · DBG · Promoting young researchers

Destinations and Addresses for Excursions and Internships

Students look for locations which offer internships and lecturers search for destinations for excursions: We therefore asked colleagues who are members of the DBG for ideas and experiences in our 2012 survey. All information is without guaranties. You are always welcome to complete or improve the listings that this nucleus of information pool will evolve. We hope that you will profit from the list.

Please complete or improve the list and write an e-mail to us: Exkurs_Prakt[at]deutsche-botanische-gesellschaft.de

please downlaod table "Excursions and Internships" (pdf)

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04 Jan 2013 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

DBG sponsors three fellowships

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Auch dieses Jahr übernimmt die DBG wieder drei Patenschaften für Nachwuchsforscherinnen und -forscher im Rahmen des RISE-Programms (Research Intership in Science and Engineering) des DAAD. Das heißt sie ermöglicht drei jungen Wissenschaftlern einen Mitarbeiter für die eigene Dissertation für sich gewinnen zu können.
Wie das RISE-Programm funktioniert

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29 Mar 2012 · Actualia (engl.) · Promoting young researchers

Praktikanten für Doktoranden: Drei Stipendiaten unterstützt

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Auch dieses Jahr fördert die DBG ausländische Studierende, die einer hiesigen Doktorandin oder einem Doktoranden zur Hand gehen. Organisiert wird der Austausch, bei dem Nordamerikanische und Britische Studierende in deutsche Hochschulen und pflanzenwissenschaftliche Labore schnuppern, vom Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD). In diesem „Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)“ genannten Programm koordiniert der DAAD die Zusammenführung der Doktoranden-Praktikanten-Paare und erstellt das Ranking unter den eingegangenen Bewerbungen. Drei dieser Stipendien in diesem Jahr finanziert wieder die DBG.

Details zu RISE

Bericht über eine frühere Doktoranden-Praktikanten-Zusammenarbeit in den Pflanzenwissenschaften

Details beim DAAD