Calendar

September 2018
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Robert Sablowski: The pillars of land plants: regulation of stem development

from 11:30 to 12:30

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KinderUni

from 15:00 to 17:00

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Scott Boden: Uncovering genes that determine inflorescence architecture in wheat

from 11:30 to 12:30

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Jiawei Wang: The role of miR156 in developmental timing in plants

from 11:30 to 12:30

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Event Calendar

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Event Calendar

Special Seminar

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Michael Raissig: Form, Development and Function of Plant Stomata

Plants optimize carbon assimilation while limiting water loss by adjusting stomatal aperture. In grasses, the addition of subsidiary cells (SCs) flanking two dumbbell-shaped guard cells (GCs) results in an innovative stomatal morphology that is supposedly linked to the grass family's improved gas exchange efficiency. A mutant screen in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon identified a transcription factor required for SC formation. Unexpectedly, the transcription factor is an ortholog of the stomatal regulator AtMUTE, which defines GC precursor fate in Arabidopsis. The novel role of BdMUTE in specifying lateral SCs appears linked to its acquisition of cell-to-cell mobility in Brachypodium. Physiological analyses on bdmute mutant plants lacking SCs experimentally support classic hypotheses that SCs permit greater stomatal responsiveness to enhance water use efficiency. Recently, we profiled the transcriptome of developing and mature leaf zones of both wild-type and SC-less bdmute plants to identify novel factors regulating SC development and SC function, respectively. In the future, we will apply a comparative morphology and development approach by studying model systems that produce diverse stomatal forms with distinct numbers and ontogenies of SCs. Understanding how diverse stomatal forms affect gas exchange dynamics of leaves might enable the engineering of SC properties in many different crops to improve water use efficiency and plant performance. [more]

Special Seminar

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Yannick Staedler: A new era in the study of flower phenotypes through the combination of X-Ray computed tomography, image processing, and 3D geometric morphometrics

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Wednesday Seminar

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Jiawei Wang: The role of miR156 in developmental timing in plants

PhD Course

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Statistical Literacy (for PhD students)

  • Beginning: Oct 8, 2018 09:00
  • End: Oct 10, 2018 17:00
  • Trainer: Rick Scavetta
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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Wednesday Seminar

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Karoline Faust: : From hairballs to hypotheses – what can we learn from microbial networks?

Wednesday Seminar

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Mark Estelle: Auxin stories from cell division to drought response

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Professional Development (for PhD students)

  • Date: Oct 19, 2018
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Trainer: John Chandler
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: tba

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Wednesday Seminar

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David Salt: The ionomics of local adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Wednesday Seminar

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Christian Körner: Controls of plant growth – a change in paradigm

Wednesday Seminar

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Lucia Strader

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Wednesday Seminar

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Anne-Marie Kuijpers

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Induction Day 2018

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PhD Induction Day

  • Date: Nov 15, 2018
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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PhD Course

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Self- and Time Management (for PhD students)

  • Beginning: Nov 19, 2018 09:00
  • End: Nov 20, 2018 17:00
  • Trainer: Sabine Lerch
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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Wednesday Seminar

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Gitta Coaker

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PhD Course

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Communication and Conflict Management (for PhD students)

  • Beginning: Nov 22, 2018 09:00
  • End: Nov 23, 2018 17:00
  • Trainer: Sabine Lerch
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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Wednesday Seminar

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Daniel Cosgrove

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Wednesday Seminar

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Siobhan Brady

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PhD Course

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Scientific Presenting (for PhD students)

  • Beginning: Dec 10, 2018 09:00
  • End: Dec 11, 2018 17:00
  • Trainer: Avril Arthur-Goettig
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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Wednesday Seminar

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Paul Rainey

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PhD Course

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Scientific Writing (for PhD students)

  • Beginning: Dec 13, 2018 09:00
  • End: Dec 14, 2018 17:00
  • Trainer: Avril Arthur-Goettig
  • Location: MPIPZ
  • Room: SR I

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Wednesday Seminar

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Natalie Mueller

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Wednesday Seminar

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Nick Barton: Understanding how selection and gene flow shape sequence variation in an Antirrhinum hybrid zone

The snapdragon Antirrhinum majus includes subspecies that differ in flower colour. In joint work with David Field (Univ. of Vienna) and Enrico Coen (John Innes Institute, Norwich), we have made an intensive study of a narrow hybrid zone that separates yellow and magenta flowers. Observations of pollinator behaviour and genetic estimates of parentage show that there is assortative mating for flower colour, and that pollinators prefer commoner colours; these direct estimates are consistent with indirect measures of selection and gene flow. Pooled sequence data shows that selection likely acts on just a few genes involved with flower colour, and prevents gene flow only across a very small region of genome. This study shows how a variety of techniques can be combined to understand a striking natural phenomenon. [more]

Wednesday Seminar

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Caroline Gutjahr

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