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Colloquium, June 26th 2018

Venue:      

Lecture room Großbeeren (Video Transmission to Erfurt)

Time:

1p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Dr Burkhardt Flemer

n.a.

RG 2.1 Principles of integrated pest management

 

Current Events │ 15. May 2018

Day of open Doors 2018 @ IGZ and LAGF

    On 09 June 2018 we will welcome you at the Day of Open Doors 2018, carried out by IGZ and LAGF! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free entrance! Programme IGZ: In Addition to fascinating talks and tours through labs and greenhouses, you will have the chance to buy herbs, relax while having coffee and cake. […]

 

 

On 09 June 2018 we will welcome you at the Day of Open Doors 2018, carried out by IGZ and LAGF!

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Free entrance!

Programme IGZ: In Addition to fascinating talks and tours through labs and greenhouses, you will have the chance to buy herbs, relax while having coffee and cake. Children are warmly invited to participate in games and tinker.

And that´s what we prepare for you:

  1. Tours through the labs of PB3
  2. Thermal camera – how to visualize (drought) damage in plant leaves without damaging the plants
  3. Presentations (@12 Hannah Freudenreich: Food safety and poverty reduction – with vegetables”; @2pm Susanne Kramer “Vertical greening – a project on grassing concrete facades”
  4. Gardener´s café (Cake, coffee, tea, cold drinks)
  5. Selling of a huge variety of herbs
  6. Research street – current research project and its use for everyone
  7. Researcher´s playground – for children (play memory, tinker buttons, maybe microscopy)
  8. Halophytes – how to grow them
  9. Gas exchange greenhouse – unique in Germany
  10. Excavator and tractor – for children to enter and sit inside
  11. Geophilus electricus – how to create 3D- soil maps

Click here for a site plan (2 pages Pdf)

Programme LAGF:  The annual Cup of landscape gardeners 2018 will be carried out at this day, intersting talks will be given and hobby gardeners are invited to raise questions. AS usual visitors have the chance to buy plants and children may check the children´s Programme.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you!

 

Accessibility at IGZ: The lab building, greenhouses and sanitary facilities are barrier-free accessible.

*Photographs will be taken at the event. By taking part in this event you grant the organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other non-commercial purposes.

 

  

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Current Events │ 23. May 2018

Science meets Politics, MdB Alexander Müller visits IGZ

  Alexander Müller (FDP), Member of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) will visit our Institute in Großbeeren on Tuesday Mai 29th. We are looking Forward to explain our research projects and ideas in our daily working atmosphere – in greenhouses, labs and on plants.

 

Alexander Müller (FDP), Member of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) will visit our Institute in Großbeeren on Tuesday Mai 29th. We are looking Forward to explain our research projects and ideas in our daily working atmosphere – in greenhouses, labs and on plants.

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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.

 

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

School of Biosciences

University of Melbourne, Australia

´Cell wall synthesis; basic research to guide engineering of plant growth´

 

 

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

 

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 28th 2018 (Monday)

Place:   

Lecture room Großbeeren (Video Transmission to Erfurt)

 

Time:

1.00 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Sascha Patz

University Tuebingen

WSI-Algorithms in Bioinformatics

“User-defined Synthetic Microbiomes: Aims and feasibility to design best site-adapted microbiomes”

University Tübingen, Algorithms in Bioinformatics

 

Colloquia

Colloquium 08. May 2018

Place:      

Lecture room Großbeeren (Video transmission to Erfurt)

Time:

1:00 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Dr. Tiziana Guerra

„Effector-triggered forgetting: Type III effector proteins repress plant immune memory“

 

 

│ 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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│ 27. March 2018

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“

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“

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