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Colloquia

Guest talk, 24 April 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren (Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

2:00 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

 

Prof Staffan Persson

University of Melbourne

n.a.

 

 

Colloquia

Kolloquium, March 29th 2018

Venue:      

Lecture room Grossbeeren (Video Transmission to Erfurt )

Time:

11:00 a.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Lempie K. Ekandjo

„The relevance of two nitrogenase isozymes for biological nitrogen fixation in Kosakonia radicincitans“

 

Colloquia

Guest talk, Thursday 15.03.2018

Place:   

Cafeteria Großbeeren

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Dr. Leo van Overbeek

Wageningen-UR Plant Research International

„The NematoCure project; Effects of Soil Practices on Microbial diversity in soil“

 

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

 

Current 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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Colloquia

Guest talk, May, 17th 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren (Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1:00 p.m. / 2 p.m.

 

Speaker and Talks:

Dr Henrike Perner

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP), Potsdam-Golm

 

1 p.m. (in English)

“Genome editing in agriculture – communication of legal, ethical and socio economic aspects”

 

2 p.m. (in German)

“Wissenschaftsmarketing – ein möglicher Karriereweg?”

 

 

Colloquia

Guest talk, Thursday 3 May 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Martha Gomez

CORPOICA Bogota Kolumbien

n.a.

 

Jobs │ 28. March 2018

PhD student in the area “Methods for mild and early crop stress handling” – Reference Number 07/2018/4

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) conducts research in a broad range of fields related to horticultural sciences in order to promote the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental crops. Controlled Environment Horticulture, the cultivation of vegetables and ornamental crops inside structures such as greenhouses, is one focus of our institute. Within our […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) conducts research in a broad range of fields related to horticultural sciences in order to promote the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental crops. Controlled Environment Horticulture, the cultivation of vegetables and ornamental crops inside structures such as greenhouses, is one focus of our institute. Within our research program “Horticultural Systems of the Future” and the new team “Protected Cultivation”, we aim to contribute to the development of sustainable plant production systems in protected cultivation and improve crop quality.

Modern greenhouse systems turn into plant factories and are equipped with various commercially available sensors. Those types of sensors alone often say little about early plant physiological processes and actions are often too late. In that, climate control in a greenhouse or plant factory is either done preventive with large security margins or it runs behind and tries to heal damages caused. Damages to the physiological apparatus caused by plant stress, however, are known to be reversible up to a certain point, while mild stress can have positive effects on plants in terms of harvest product composition and other quality parameters. Decisions on actions to be taken are usually done from experience where commercially used standard sensor information is used. This, however, is very subjective and unsatisfying. A possible solution would be to combine data information from those sensors as e.g. temperature, humidity, wind speed and irradiation in the microclimate with plant physiological models to so called soft sensors supplying information about the underlying plant physiological processes. Decisions on actions based on that will form the decision support system (DSS) for 1) mild stress induction and 2) avoidance of non-reversible stress damages. As for scientific work high-tech sensor technologies were developed for measuring plant physiological responses more or less directly, such ‘phenotyping’ equipment can be used for detailed measurements of stress markers that eventually will be translated to soft-sensor/sensor combined DSS.

To contribute to the target of the team “Greenhouse Production Systems” on creating model based decision support tools to the optimum of plant stress and resource use efficiency in horticultural crop production in cooperation with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), we offer the position of a:

PhD student in the area “Methods for mild and early crop stress handling”

Reference Number 07/2018/4

to join our team at the earliest possible date. The PhD student will be working at the IGZ site in Großbeeren (close to Berlin) and will be enrolled in the scientific program at Wageningen University, Horticultural Physiology Group. The employment will be initially for four 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 (65% of the regular working time).

Tasks include

  • Design and execution of plant growth and lab experiments
  • Data collection and analyses
  • Modelling of crop physiological processes
  • Creating decision support system bases
  • Writing scientific publications to a compendium of a PhD Thesis
  • Supervision of bachelor and master students
  • Presentation of results to international scientific audience

We are looking for a highly motivated open minded candidate with the following qualifications and profile

  • A Master (MSc) in horticulture, biology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Working experience on plant production and/or horticultural crop production
  • Experience of plant cultivation technologies and microclimate observations
  • Experience in using measurement technology in plant science
  • Working experience with data handling of large datasets
  • Knowledge of mathematical analytics and ability to translate processes to equations/systems
  • Experience or strong interest in modelling with Matlab, R or a related programming environment
  • Interest in travelling and many short term and/or long term stays in Wageningen (NL)
  • Knowledge of German is advantageous
  • Excellent organization and English language communication skills
  • Open, flexible and positive person, able to take the initiative
  • Able to work independently and focused but in a team

We offer

  • An inspiring and dynamic research environment, including state-of-the art research facilities
  • An exciting international collaboration project between IGZ and Wageningen University of considerable fundamental and applied relevance
  • A place of employment located close to Berlin and Potsdam

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 high school and academic certificates, names of up to three references and indicate your earliest possible starting date.

Contact: Dr. Oliver Körner (+49(0)33701 78 131; koerner@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 22 April 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: 07-2018-4 Dokt

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Jobs │ 21. March 2018

PhD student in “Understanding and optimising glucosinolate hydrolysis pathways” – Reference Number: 05/2018/3

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental and social sciences. The IGZ is based in Großbeeren (close to Berlin) and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to […]

The Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) aims for excellence in horticultural research and related plant, environmental and social sciences. The IGZ is based in Großbeeren (close to Berlin) and is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL). IGZ conducts strategic and international research for the sustainable production and use of vegetables, contributing to food security, human well-being and the conservation of natural resources. At IGZ, researchers from different disciplines work together on core-funded and grant-funded projects, often in collaboration with national and international research partners.

As part of the Junior-Research Group „OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways for Increased Quality and Health Benefit of Brassica Products“ funded by the Leibniz-Association in the programme “Leibniz-Best Minds”, starting from 1st of June 2018 we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious

PhD student in “Understanding and optimising glucosinolate hydrolysis pathways”

Reference Number: 05/2018/3

to join our lab at the earliest possible date. The employment will be initially for three years. The conferral of a doctorate is possible at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg.

The salary will be based on qualification and research experience according to the wage agreement TV-L, salary domain east, up to EG 13 (65% of the regular working time).

Tasks include

  • identification and quantification of plant secondary metabolites
  • design and execution of plant growth experiments and of analytical measurements using GC-MS and HPLC-MS
  • usage of molecular biology methods: primer design, mRNA-extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, qRT PCR, electrophoresis, sequencing
  • documentation of experiments
  • writing scientific publications and presentation of results to international scientific audience

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

  • a Master (MSc) in horticulture, biology, environmental science, planning or a related field
  • working experience in instrumental analytical methods such as GC-MS, HPLC-MS
  • experience in plant cultivation technologies as well as in plant extraction methods for extraction of metabolites, nucleic acids, proteins
  • readiness to learn usage of different analytical software
  • experiences with Excel for evaluation of results
  • readiness to work together with students and technicians
  • high sense of responsibility, accurateness, and ability to focus
  • readiness to integrate into an international working environment
  • good organization and English language communication skills, knowledge of German is advantageous

We offer

  • the possibility to contribute to an exciting project with importance for human nutrition
  • a challenging job in plant sciences
  • a place of employment located close to the city of Berlin with state-of-the art research facilities
  • participation in a successful, dedicated and team-oriented research group

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.

Contact: Dr. Franziska Hanschen (++49(0)33701 78 241; hanschen@igzev.de). See also our publications, for example Hanschen, F. S. et al. 2017 Scientific Reports 7: 40807; Hanschen, F. S., et al. 2018 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 124, 126-135).

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 11th April 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: 05-2018-3 Dokt SAW_Eng_1 Seite

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Colloquia

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“

 

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