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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

Kolloquium, 02.10.2018

Ort:   

Hörsaal Großbeeren

Zeit:

13:00Uhr

 

Sprecher/innen:

Dr. Rita Zrenner

„Using dual RNAseq analysis to decipher the Rhizoctonia solani – host plant interaction

 

Colloquia

Invited Speaker, 27 September 2018, 1p.m.

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren, Main building

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Prof Dr K.-Peter Stahmann

Department of Microbiology

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus-Senftenberg

N.N.

Fachgebiet Technische Mikrobiologie

 

Colloquia

Invited Speaker, 20 September 2018, 1p.m.

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren, Main building

 

Time

1p.m.

 

Speaker ad Topic:

Prof Dr Christoph Hinz

Hydrology and Water Resources Management Brandenburg,

Technical University of Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)

“Athmospheric control of loss of agrochemicals from soil”

Lehrstuhl Hydrologie und Wasserressourcenbewirtschaftung

 

Colloquia

Kolloquium, 18.09.2018

Venue:   

Lecture room

Time:

13.00

 

Speaker:

Dr Jan Gräfe

´Soil water transport towards randomly dispersed roots – the first and remarkably simple solution in 1D´

 

 

General │ 4. September 2018

Is it possible to produce an urine-based fertilizer?

We have visited  Eawag in Switzerland to get the answer. In the scope of the research project “VUNA” they developed the new VUNA-recycling process. During the process they obtain nutrients out of urine and produce an urine-based fertilizer. The final product is called Aurin and has got a global approval. Photos: Ariane Krause und Franziska […]

We have visited  Eawag in Switzerland to get the answer.

In the scope of the research project “VUNA” they developed the new VUNA-recycling process. During the process they obtain nutrients out of urine and produce an urine-based fertilizer. The final product is called Aurin and has got a global approval.

Photos: Ariane Krause und Franziska Häfner, IGZ

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Current Events │ 4. September 2018

New at the IGZ: Philip A. Wigge

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ). After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying […]

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ).

After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying how yeast cells divide. During his postdoctoral studies he switched his research focus to plants, working at the Salk Institute and later at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. During this time he participated in the discovery of the compound that induces flowering in plants (florigen). Since 2005, Philip Wigge has been an independent group leader, first at the John Innes Centre in Norwich and since 2012 in Cambridge at the Sainsbury Laboratory. His research seeks to understand how plants sense and respond to temperature. Plants are remarkably responsive to temperature, and detect as little as a 1ºC difference in temperature. This is particularly relevant in the context of climate-change, where crop yields have already been adversely affected by heat stress. Philip Wigge will be a Head of Department at the IGZ and is particularly interested to develop wide-ranging collaborations within the Berlin/Brandenburg area to accelerate the development of climate-resilient agriculture.

IGZ und many of its cooperation partners are looking forward to work with Philip Wigge and his group. His work is of fundamental scientific interest, but also has a large potential value for food production systems in a changing environment. Philip is now transferring from Cambridge to Grossbeeren/Potsdam and will have his lab established at IGZ in spring of 2019.

Photo: Mike Thornton

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Colloquia

Colloquium, 4 September 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room

Time:

13.00

 

Speaker:

Dr Susanne Kramer

´Greening walls – Development and testing of two systems for sedum and moss´

Dr Oliver Koerner

n.a.

Programmbereich 4 "Gartenbausysteme der Zukunft"

 

Colloquia

Invited Speaker, September 13th, 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren, Main building 

 

Time:

11 a.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

MSc Angélique Auer

Copenhagen, Denmark

„Estimation of green roofs’ carbon sequestration potential – Study on carbon cycle in different green roofs in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Geneva (Switzerland)“

 

Colloquia

Invited Speaker, September 10th 2018

Venue:   

Lecture room Großbeeren, Main building 

 

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and Title:

Prof Dr Klaus Birkhofer

Department of Ecology

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus-Senftenberg

„Biodiversity conservation in Agricultural landscapes – does it promote functional diversity and ecosystem service provision?“

Website of the department of ecology of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

 

General │ 21. August 2018

Interview on Impact of Climate Change on Horticulture

Is there an influence of climate change on horticulture already today? How strong will future effects be and how to tackle the new environmental conditions? These are questions, discussed in the current issue of TASPO with Prof Eckhard George, director of research at IGZ. His answers on these and other questions are provided here: https://taspo.de/gruene-branche/interview-der-klimawandel-betrifft-jeden/ Prof Eckhard […]

Is there an influence of climate change on horticulture already today? How strong will future effects be and how to tackle the new environmental conditions? These are questions, discussed in the current issue of TASPO with Prof Eckhard George, director of research at IGZ.

His answers on these and other questions are provided here: https://taspo.de/gruene-branche/interview-der-klimawandel-betrifft-jeden/

Prof Eckhard George, director of Research at IGZ

Photographer: Eva Piontek

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TASPO, 20.08.2018 Interview: Der Klimawandel betrifft jeden

 

Current Events │ 21. August 2018

Space Medicine meets Horticulture

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people. […]

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people.

Monday this week Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga and Dr Oliver Opatz  from the   Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments  of the  Charité Berlin visited the IGZ. They were particularly interested in our state of the art technical infrastructures such as the gas exchange greenhouse and the climate chambers for investigating the impact of extreme environments (e.g. temperature) on the human body.

Prof Tilman  Brück, head of the Research Group Economic development and Food security, Prof Susanne Baldermann, head of RG Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition, and Dr Hanna Freudenreich explained the research  topics and methods of our institute. While showing Prof Gunga and Dr Opatz around, a lively discussion ensued on shared knowledge gaps, common methods and potential new bridges between  both  scientific fields – horticulture and (space) medicine.

 

Right to left: Ingo Hausschild (IGZ), Dr Oliver Opatz, Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dr Hanna Freudenreich (IGZ), Prof Tilman Brück (IGZ)

 

Look inside an accessible climate chamber

 

Discussing inside one of eight chamber of the  gas exchange greenhouse

Photos: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Current Events │ 6. August 2018

ABiTEP and Andermatt Biocontrol visit IGZ

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection. It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.   Photographer: Luisa Gierke

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection.

It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.  

Photographer: Luisa Gierke

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Events │ 6. August 2018

International Symposium: The Plant Microbiome

Based on the long-standing and successful cooperation with the working-group of Prof. Dr. Nabil Hegazi of the Cairo University we organize the International Symposium: “The Plant Microbiome: Exploration of Plant-Microbe Interactions For Improving Agricultural Productivity”. The symposium aims to bring together international experts and resources to exchange experiences and develop methods for better resolution and […]

Based on the long-standing and successful cooperation with the working-group of Prof. Dr. Nabil Hegazi of the Cairo University we organize the International Symposium: “The Plant Microbiome: Exploration of Plant-Microbe Interactions For Improving Agricultural Productivity”. The symposium aims to bring together international experts and resources to exchange experiences and develop methods for better resolution and in vitro culturability.

 

The symposium will take place on 18-22 November, 2018.

 

All information: https://www.pgpmicrobiome2018.com/

Contact:  info@pgpmicrobiome2018.com

 

Venue

Technische Universität Berlin

Campus El Gouna

Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel St.

84513 El Gouna, Egypt

 

Local Organizing Committee:

Nabil A. Hegazi,  Cairo University, Egypt

Silke Ruppel, Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany

Brian Murphy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Organizing Office:

Mohamed Fayez, Cairo University, Egypt

Mervat Hamza, Cairo University, Egypt

Hanan Youssef, Cairo University, Egypt

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Current Events │ 2. August 2018

Visit of Dr Murat Tutuş from Frauenhofer IAP

Today Dr Murat Tutuş, head of research group “Membranes and Functional Films” at  Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) gave a very interesting talk on: “Some Agricultural Activities of the Membranes & Functional Films Department” IGZ scientists presented our programme areas and explained the research carried out by the different groups. Thanks to Murat Tutuş for visiting IGZ and exchanging knowledge! […]

Today Dr Murat Tutuş, head of research group “Membranes and Functional Films” at  Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) gave a very interesting talk on:

“Some Agricultural Activities of the Membranes & Functional Films Department”

IGZ scientists presented our programme areas and explained the research carried out by the different groups. Thanks to Murat Tutuş for visiting IGZ and exchanging knowledge!

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Photos: Luisa Gierke

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Current Events │ 31. July 2018

New Head of Administration at IGZ

We are very happy to welcome our new colleague Mrs Alina Hain, who will start working at IGZ in September, taking over the position of Head of Administration from Dr Carmen Feller on October 1st.. Carmen Feller who was leading administration during the past very challenging months, will return to her scientific tasks in Programme area 4. IGZ executive board […]

We are very happy to welcome our new colleague Mrs Alina Hain, who will start working at IGZ in September, taking over the position of Head of Administration from Dr Carmen Feller on October 1st.. Carmen Feller who was leading administration during the past very challenging months, will return to her scientific tasks in Programme area 4.
IGZ executive board today already took the chance to welcome Alina Hain.

We are looking forward to our dedicated joint work at and for our Institute.

from left to right: Prof Monika Schreiner, Dr Carmen Feller,  Prof Philipp Franken, Alina Hain and Prof Eckhard George

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Current Events │ 6. July 2018

Visitor from Wageningen University & Research

Yesterday Dr Ernst van den Ende, Head of the department of plant sciences at Wageningen University & Research visited IGZ. The day started with a fascinating talk of Dr van den Ende on ´Wageningen hub – the gateway to smart food in a green world´, followed by  presentations and talks as well as an inspiring poster session by IGZ […]

Yesterday Dr Ernst van den Ende, Head of the department of plant sciences at Wageningen University & Research visited IGZ.
The day started with a fascinating talk of Dr van den Ende on ´Wageningen hub – the gateway to smart food in a green world´, followed by  presentations and talks as well as an inspiring poster session by IGZ scientists. It was a thrilling day.

Ariane Krause (IGZ) explains her Project ´closing material cycles´to Dr Ernst van den Ende.

Dr Oliver Körner (IGZ) describes functions of the phytotron.

Poster-Session

Robert Klose (IGZ) introduces his Project to Dr. Ernst van den Ende `Determination of leave area in a plant bed´.

Rebecca Klopsch and Shubhangi Sharma (IGZ) discussing with Ernst van den Ende while Poster-Session.

Susanne Kramer (IGZ) shows Dr van den Ende parts of her project: ´Development of a prefabricated system for facade greening´

Prof Dr Frederik Börnke (right, IGZ) informs on the research of his programme area.

 

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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

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“

 

 

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.

 

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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´

 

 

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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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“

 

│ 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

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

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

 

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