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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

 

Colloquia

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 │ 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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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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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, 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 talk, Thursday 3 May 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Martha Gomez

CORPOICA Bogota Kolumbien

n.a.

 

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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│ 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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│ 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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│ 13. March 2018

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“

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“

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│ 19. February 2018

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“

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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│ 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

 

│ 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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│ 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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│ 6. December 2017

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)

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)

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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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