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Colloquium, 22 February 2018

Venue:      

Lecture room Grossbeeren

Time:

1.00 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Dr. André Sradnick

„Developing a software that gives fertilizer recommendations in open field farming practice“

 

Colloquia

Guest talks, Thursday February, 8th 2018

 

 

Venue:      

Lecture room Großbeeren

Time:

13:00 o´clock / 13:45 o´clock

 

Speaker:

  • 13:00 o´clock   Nahidul Islam

Aarhus University

“Non-destructive quality assessment of onion bulbs”

 

  • 13:45 o´clock   Prof Dr Björn Usadel

RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Biology

Jülich Research Center, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences 2

“Exploring the landscape of Solanaceous genomes”

 

 

Homepage Prof. Björn Usadel

Abstract of Björn Usadels talk

 

News │ 13. October 2017

LEADS2018 – Berlin, Germany, 29-30 January 2018

Global societal challenges like achieving food security for all, decreasing social inequalities, preventing and overcoming violent conflict and maintaining biodiversity necessarily require strong inter-disciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of the environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries. New ideas and fresh approaches are required to understand such challenges […]

Global societal challenges like achieving food security for all, decreasing social inequalities, preventing and overcoming violent conflict and maintaining biodiversity necessarily require strong inter-disciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of the environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries. New ideas and fresh approaches are required to understand such challenges and for research to help overcome them. Young researchers in particular can play a key role in doing so.

To address these exciting research challenges and to help overcome these structural barriers within academia, the five German research institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, ZALF and ZMT have established the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster interdisciplinary and international research collaboration dealing with global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars. As such LEADS also understands itself as a contribution by the German research community to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.

The conference language will be English.

For further information, please visit http://www.igzev.de/leads2018 or send an email to leads2018@igzev.de.

 

The Symposium will start Monday, 29 January @ 12a.m.  and will be finished @ 5p.m. on Tuesday, January, 30th.

 

VENUE

Haus der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

Chausseestraße 111

10115 Berlin

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Zur LEADS2018 Website

 

Events │ 22. January 2018

Wir auf der Internationalen Pflanzenmesse (IPM) 2018

Ganz nach dem diesjährigen Motto unseres Erfurter Standortes:„Wissen aus Erfurt schafft Innovation für den Gartenbau“ können sich die Besucher über aktuelle Forschungsfragen und darauf ausgerichtete moderne Forschungsmethoden z.B. der Genom- und Genanalyse informieren. Unter anderem werden Exponate zur in vitro Vermehrung einer neuen potentiellen Energiepflanze und zur hormonellen Steuerung der Wurzelentwicklung zu sehen sein. 23. […]

Ganz nach dem diesjährigen Motto unseres Erfurter Standortes:„Wissen aus Erfurt schafft Innovation für den Gartenbau“ können sich die Besucher über aktuelle Forschungsfragen und darauf ausgerichtete moderne Forschungsmethoden z.B. der Genom- und Genanalyse informieren. Unter anderem werden Exponate zur in vitro Vermehrung einer neuen potentiellen Energiepflanze und zur hormonellen Steuerung der Wurzelentwicklung zu sehen sein.

  • 23. bis 26. Januar 2018, 9 – 18 Uhr
  • Messe Essen, Halle GA, Stand 19
  • Alle Infos: https://www.ipm-essen.de/weltleitmesse/

 

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Colloquia

Colloquium, December 12th 2017

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1:00 p.m.

 

Speaker and topic:

Dr Jörg Rühlmann and Dr Swen Meyer

`Estimation of soil texture information using geophysical sensors´

Part I: Sensor system and mathematical algorithm (J. Rühlmann)

Part II: Field applications (S. Meyer)

 

General │ 13. October 2017

BestPass – on the best way, 10 – 15 September in Berlin

The Marie Sklodowska Curie – Projekt BestPass (Boosting Plant-Endophyte Stability, Compatibility and Performance across scales) had its midterm evaluation in September. From IGZ Prof Philipp Franken, Dr Rita Grosch, Dr Silke Ruppel, Dr Marina Korn and of course the Phd-students  Shubhangi Sharma and Vincenzo DeRocchis are involved. BestPass is coordinated by Prof David Collinge from Copenhagen University. In the framework […]

The Marie Sklodowska Curie – Projekt BestPass (Boosting Plant-Endophyte Stability, Compatibility and Performance across scales) had its midterm evaluation in September. From IGZ Prof Philipp Franken, Dr Rita Grosch, Dr Silke Ruppel, Dr Marina Korn and of course the Phd-students  Shubhangi Sharma and Vincenzo DeRocchis are involved. BestPass is coordinated by Prof David Collinge from Copenhagen University.

In the framework of this year´s 2nd Annual Meetings at Humboldt University in Berlin fa halfday public Colloquium with 4 invited Speakers took place, followed by a (successful) midterm Evaluation by the EU Project officer and an independent evaluator.

On day 3-5, a workshop was organized only for the PhD-students involved in this Project. They are from Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Austria, Portugal and Spain.  

It was an exciting and interesting Meeting. The next one will take place in Poland, in June 2018.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676480

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Project website of BestPass

 

General │ 13. October 2017

Since 2017: IGZ on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/IGZ.Grossbeeren/ Follow the link, read our postings and like us. You will find current information and pictures on our Research Topics and the events we are attending to share our knowledge and results with you and others.

https://www.facebook.com/IGZ.Grossbeeren/

Follow the link, read our postings and like us.

You will find current information and pictures on our Research Topics and the events we are attending to share our knowledge and results with you and others.

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Events │ 17. February 2016

Where to find us – IGZ Events 2016/2017

  Dear visitors of our Website, being a publicly financed research institution, IGZ regularly presents its topics at public events in and around  Berlin, Brandenburg and Erfurt to the interested public. If you are interested in meeting us to learn about our work or discuss our findings, you are kindly invited to meet us here: This list will […]

 

Dear visitors of our Website,

being a publicly financed research institution, IGZ regularly presents its topics at public events in and around  Berlin, Brandenburg and Erfurt to the interested public. If you are interested in meeting us to learn about our work or discuss our findings, you are kindly invited to meet us here:

This list will be updated regularly. So please come by again.

 

Upcoming

International Plant Fair (IPM, Internationale Pflanzenmesse)

  • 24 – 27 January 2017
  • Essen
  • https://www.ipm-essen.de/world-trade-fair/
  • Our topic: „Knowledge from Erfurt leads to innovation in horticulture“
  • scientists from IGZ site Erfurt-Kühnhausen present research results in the field of ornamental plants

 

International Green Week (IGW, Internationale Grüne Woche)

  • 20 -29 January 2017
  • Messegelände Berlin, hall 23a
  • daily 10 am– 6pm
  • http://www.gruenewoche.de/en/AboutIGWBerlin/
  • Our Topic `Patient plant: The immune system of plants and how it works´
  • Plants as well have an immune System. IGZ Research focusses on processes in the immune defense of plants against bacteria and fungi. We are interested in genetic mechanisms as well as in ways to use this gained knowledge in practice.

 

And here is where we´ve been in 2016

  • Day of Science for people with migration backround, Berlin, October 22nd 2016
  • Day of Health of Ministries, Potsdam, September 14th 2016
  • Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften (Potsdam Day of Science), May 21st 2016, 1pm – 8pm, `Patient plant´
  • Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Berlin (Long Night of Sciences Berlin), June 11th 2016, 5pm – midnight `NutriAct: What´s the Impact of Nutrition on health at seniority? ´
  • Day of open doors at IGZ, Großbeeren, June 18th 2016
  • International Green Week (IGW), Berlin, 15 – 24 January 2016
  • International Plant Fair (IPM), Essen, 26 -29 January 2016
  • Day of Natural Sciences, Blankenfelde, Kopernikus-Gymnasium, February 16th, 2016
  • Boy´s and Girl´s Day, IGZ Großbeeren and Erfurt, April 28th, 2016

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│ 16. January 2018

Scientist in “Urban Horticutural Systems”

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) conducts excellent research in a broad range of fields related to horticultural sciences in order to promote the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental crops. Within our research program “Horticultural Systems if the Future”, we aim to contribute to the development of sustainable plant production systems also […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) conducts excellent research in a broad range of fields related to horticultural sciences in order to promote the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental crops. Within our research program “Horticultural Systems if the Future”, we aim to contribute to the development of sustainable plant production systems also in urban environments.

The newly launched EU -China H2020 FAB Flagship project “Sino-European innovative green and smart cities – SiEUGreen” (see https://www.nibio.no/en/projects/sieugreen-sino-european-innovative-green-and-smart-cities and http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212412_en.html) will help to develop efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits, and thus contribute to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership. To contribute to this project, we invite applications for a

Scientist in “Urban Horticutural Systems”

Reference Number: 03/2018/4

to join our lab at the earliest possible date. The employment will be initially for two years.

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13 (up to 100% of the regular working time).

The successful post-holder is expected to contribute to the EU project and the EU-China partnership, considering technical, environmental and social aspects of horticulture in urban settings.

Tasks include

  • design and execution of plant growth experiments
  • data collection and analyses
  • writing scientific and popular science publications
  • supervision of bachelor and master students
  • report results and work planning in cooperation with 19 European and Chinese project partners
  • presentation of results to international scientific audience and local stake holders

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications and profile

  • a Master (MSc) or doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in horticulture, biology, environmental science, planning or a related field
  • working experience on plant production and/or horticultural crop production
  • experience of plant cultivation technologies
  • knowledge on organic fertilizers, soil science and wastewater treatment is advantageous
  • knowledge of German is advantageous
  • strong interest for research in urban horticulture
  • good organization and English language communication skills
  • open, flexible and positive person, able to take the initiative
  • able to work independently and focused

We offer

  •  an inspiring and dynamic research environment, including state-of-the art research facilities
  • an exciting EU project of considerable fundamental and applied relevance
  • a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin

Please send a strong motivation letter stating why this is an interesting topic for you and why you have the right attitude and expertise to contribute to the project and make progress in this field. Also send your CV, copies of highschool and academic certificates, names of two references and indicate your earliest possible starting date.

Contact: Prof. Eckhard George (++49(0)33701 78 105; george@igzev.de).

IGZ is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The IGZ wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Please send your application citing the reference number by 4th February 2018 to: Personalbüro, Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren or online in pdf-format to personal@igzev.de.

PDF-Document: 03-2018-4 Wiss

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│ 30. November 2017

Colloquium, 5. December 2017

Venue: Lecture room Großbeeren ( video transmission to Erfurt)   Time: 1:00 p.m.   Speakers and Topics: Dr Roxana Djalali Farahani-Kofoet ‘Searching for downy mildew resistant basil Genovese type’   Dr Michael Bitterlich `Mycorrhizae change hydraulic rhizosphere properties and alleviate limitations to transpiration by substrate water flux´

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren ( video transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1:00 p.m.

 

Speakers and Topics:

Dr Roxana Djalali Farahani-Kofoet

‘Searching for downy mildew resistant basil Genovese type’

 

Dr Michael Bitterlich

`Mycorrhizae change hydraulic rhizosphere properties and alleviate limitations to transpiration by substrate water flux´

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│ 10. November 2017

Colloquium, November 21st, 2017

Venue: Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video transmission to Erfurt)   Time: 1:00 a.m.   Speaker and Title: Dr Ghassan Baliki `An Impact Evaluation of Vegetable Home Gardens in Bangladesh´ RG 3.3 Economic Development and Food Security  

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1:00 a.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Dr Ghassan Baliki

`An Impact Evaluation of Vegetable Home Gardens in Bangladesh´

RG 3.3 Economic Development and Food Security

 

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RG Economic development and food security

 

│ 8. November 2017

Colloquium, 14 November 2017

Place: Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video Transmission to Erfurt)   Time: 1.00 p.m.   Speakers and topics: Dr Martin Sandmann `Using features from fluorescence, thermography and NDVI imaging to detect biotic stressed lettuce´   Prof Fassil Kebede Yimamu `Recent development in soil fertility research in Ethiopia and possible areas of collaboration´  

Place:

Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1.00 p.m.

 

Speakers and topics:

Dr Martin Sandmann

`Using features from fluorescence, thermography and NDVI imaging to detect biotic stressed lettuce´

 

Prof Fassil Kebede Yimamu

`Recent development in soil fertility research in Ethiopia and possible areas of collaboration´

 

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│ 13. October 2017

Colloquium, November 7th 2017

Venue: Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video Transmission to Erfurt)   Time: 1:00 p.m.   Speakers and Topics: Dr Franziska Hanschen `The fate of glucosinolates during processing of Brassica vegetables´   Dr.Babette Regierer ´The role of IMPACT in proposals´

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren ( Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1:00 p.m.

 

Speakers and Topics:

Dr Franziska Hanschen

`The fate of glucosinolates during processing of Brassica vegetables´

 

Dr.Babette Regierer

´The role of IMPACT in proposals´

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