Projects offered in 2018

 

+++  Applications for the projects below are now closed. New Project proposal will be advertised starting in January 2019. +++

Project 1: Surfing the surface: Hydrophobins on fungal hyphae

Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe, Institute for Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon, Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Aleš Svatoš, Research Group Mass Spectrometry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 2: Towards GC-MS: Adapting SIRIUS and CSI:FingerID for Electron Ionization fragmentation

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Böcker, Chair of Bioinformatics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert, Chair of Instrumental Analytics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Dr. Aleš Svatoš, Research Group Mass Spectrometry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 3: Symbiotic interaction of root-colonizing fungi with Arabidopsis thaliana under stress

Prof. Dr. Ralf Oelmüller, Plant Physiology, Matthias Schleiden Institute, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Dr. Karin Groten, Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 4: 2-Phenylethanol and its derivatives in poplar-insect and poplar-microbe interactions

Dr. Tobias Köllner, Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Sybille Unsicker, Department of Biochemsitry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 5: Specificity, phylogeny and fitness contributions of phytoplasma effector proteins

Prof. Dr. Günter Theißen, Genetics, Matthias Schleiden Institute, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon, Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Axel Mithöfer, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 6: Imaging of volatile compounds emission and lateral distribution by mass spectrometry

Dr. Aleš Svatoš, Research Group Mass Spectrometry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe, Institute for Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Project 7: Drugs from bugs: Venomics of predatory Heteroptera

Dr. Heiko Vogel, Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas, Institute for Insect Biotechnology, Justus Liebig University, Gießen
Prof. Dr. David Heckel, Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 8: How hardwired is the olfactory circuitry?

Dr. Silke Sachse, Research Group Olfactory Coding, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Markus Knaden, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 9: Predators that eat toxic food

Dr. Hannah Rowland, Research Group Predators and Prey, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Christian Paetz, Research Group Biosynthesis/NMR, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 10: The insect mustard oil bomb: A chemical weapon against predators and pathogens?

Dr. Franziska Beran, Research Group Detoxification and Sequestration in Insects, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Hannah Rowland, Research Group Predators and Prey, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 11: Recruitment and maintenance of the Nicotiana attenuata root microbiome

Dr. Rayko Halitschke, Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Ian Baldwin, Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 12: Deorphanization of chemosensory neurons in D. melanogaster

Dr. Sofia Lavista-Llanos, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Markus Knaden, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Project 13: Molecular basis of balanced color polymorphisms in grasshoppers

Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Project 14: Molecular analysis of the wound response in the liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha

Priv. Doz. Dr. Axel Mithöfer, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Stefan Bartram
, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Dr. Heiko Vogel
, Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Ralf Oelmüller, Plant Physiology, Matthias Schleiden Institute, Friedrich Schiller University Jena