IMPRS PhD Students

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Abdelsalam, Ghada Mohamed Yousif Egypt
Thesis title: Testing the black-queen hypothesis in communities of soil-dwelling bacteria

Adam, Nora Germany
Thesis title: Are JA-mutants maintained in native populations based on a frequency-depandent selection on a growth-defense tradeoff?

Badeke, Elisa Germany
Thesis title: Reception and coding of pheromone signals in insects

Bartels, Benjamin Germany
Thesis title: Laser-assisted methods for spatially-resolved metabolomics

Baschwitz, Amelie Germany
Thesis title: The neural representation of attractive odor blends in Drosophila

Berasategui, Aileen Spain
Thesis title: Role of endosymbiotic gut bacteria of Hylobius abietis in detoxification of terpenes

Bing, Julia Germany
Thesis title: The real pollination ecology Nicotiana attenuata

Bondoc, Karen Grace Philippines
Thesis title: Complex interactions during biofilm formation by benthic diatoms

Bretschneider, Anne Germany
Thesis title: ABC transporters in insect detoxification pathways

Brockmöller, Thomas Germany
Thesis title: Integration of transcriptome data of Nicotania attenuata and other Nicotiana spp.

Brütting, Christoph Germany
Thesis title: Using Tupiocoris notatus to understand rhythmic behaviors of Nicotiana attenuata plants

Busch, Andre Germany
Thesis title: Endogene Zellulasen in Blattkäfern

Campetella, Florencia Argentina
Thesis title: Olfactory coding in Triatomines

Chen, Jingyuan China
Thesis title: The role of polyphenols in the metabolic arms-race between Arabidopsis and various plant pathogens

Christoff Wouters, Felipe Brazil
Thesis title: Detoxification of benzoxazinoids in a plant-insect system

Dietel, Anne-Kathrin Germany
Thesis title: Identifying the molecular causes for the commonly observed AT-bias in plasmid genomes

Dolke, Franziska Germany
Thesis title: Chemical communication in plant-parasitic nematodes

DSouza, Glen India
Thesis title: The evolution of metabolic dependency in bacteria

Dudek, Bettina Germany
Thesis title: Characterisation of colour occurrence and ecological meaning in Papaver petals

Eberl, Franziska Germany
Thesis title: Pathogen-mediated changes in black poplar defense against insect herbivores

Fabisch, Thomas Germany
Thesis title: Black poplar defense responses to biotic stress

Feistel, Felix Germany
Thesis title: Biosynthesis of salicinoids and identification of their precursors

Florez Patino, Laura Victoria Colombia
Thesis title: Evolution, genomics and chemical ecology of bacteriome-associated symbionts in darkling beetles

Fu, Nanxia China
Thesis title: Functional analysis of terpenoid synthases and cyclases in Chrysomelids and Oedemerids

Gikonyo, Matilda Kenya
Thesis title: The evolutionary arm's race of Psylliodes leaf beetles and their host plants

Giri, Samir India
Thesis title: Phenotypic heterogeneity and the evolution of metabolic cross-feeding interactions

Grossmann, Peter Germany
Thesis title: Identification of cellular cost-benefit trade-offs in biofilm formation on various surfaces

Günther, Jan Germany
Thesis title: Die Biosynthese von flüchtigen Alkoholen in der Pappel

Häger, Wiebke Germany
Thesis title: Adaptation of the Phaedon cochleariae pectolytic system to plant-derived inhibitors

Handrick, Vinzenz Germany
Thesis title: Biosynthesis of benzoxacinoids in corn

Haverkamp, Alexander Germany
Thesis title: A bouquet for a hawkmoth: Tracing the behavioural and neuronal correlates of flower perception in Manduca sexta

Heiling, Sven Germany
Thesis title: Molecular and genetic characterization of diterpene glycosides in Nicotiana attenuata

Heyer, Monika Germany
Thesis title: Role of CML calcium sensor proteins in the interactions between Arabidopsis thaliana and insect herbivores

Hilpert, Stefanie Germany
Thesis title: Apomixis in Poa pratensis - analysis of apomixis candidate genes for heterosis fixation

Hölscher, Theresa Germany
Thesis title: Effect of spatial constrains of public good production on microbial community assortment

Huber, Roman Germany
Thesis title: Ant navigation within an olfactory landscape

Jeschke, Verena Germany
Thesis title: Closing the door on trouble: The role of insect gut membranes in avoiding the toxicity of plant defenses

Joo, Youngsung Korea
Thesis title: Understanding the ecological consequences of circadian rhythms in Nicotiana attenuata

Kandasamy, Dineshkumar India
Thesis title: Enzymatic reactions in Ceratocystis polonica to increase virulence

Khallaf, Mohammed A. Egypt
Thesis title: Neuroecology of courtship behavior in Drosophila

Khan, Sher Afzal Pakistan
Thesis title: Gene(s) functional analyses in Lepidoptera insect

Körte, Sarah Germany
Thesis title: Partners in Olfaction: the influence of SNMPs and OBPs on olfactory signaling in Drosophila

Krempl, Corinna Germany
Thesis title: Molecular evolution and ecology of plant secondary metabolite detoxification in Heliothine moths

Kulkarni, Purva India
Thesis title: Computational imaging mass spectrometry

Kuwar, Suyog India
Thesis title: The adaptive response of the serine protease superfamily of the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera to dietary protease inhibitors

Lackner, Sandra Germany
Thesis title: Volatile-mediated signaling in black poplar

Lackus, Nathalie Germany
Thesis title: Untersuchung zur Pflanzenabwehr in Pappelwurzeln

Li, Dapeng China
Thesis title: Comparative metabolomics of Nicotiana attenuata responses to insect herbivores: Mass spectral database construction for metabolite identification and bioinformatics of data integration with post-genomic resources

Li, Guanjun China
Thesis title: Differential Gene Expression in A. thaliana using MecWorm and Herbivores

Li, Xiang China
Thesis title: Selections mechanisms of sporophytes to find the best male gametophytes during pollen tube (PT) growth in Nicotiana attenuata

Ling, Zhihao China
Thesis title: Herbivore induced alternative splicing in Nicotiana attenuata

Luu, Van Thi Viet Nam
Thesis title: The influence of circadian clock-related genes on N. attenuata´s microbial community structure

Meza Canales, Ivan David Mexico
Thesis title: Role of cytokinin metabolism in Nicotiana attenuata's defense response against herbivores

Miazzi, Fabio Italy
Thesis title: Interaction of behaviorally active odor molecules with the surface of the insect antenna

Mohamed, Ahmed Egypt
Thesis title: Information processing by local interneurons in the olfactory system of Drosophila

Mrozinska, Anna Poland
Thesis title: Molecular analysis of the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and Piriformospora indica

Nagel, Nadja Germany
Thesis title: Synthesis and Bioactivity Studies of Harmonine - the Defense Alkaloid of the Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

Neunemann, David Germany
Thesis title: RNA interference and insect-virus interactions

Novoselov, Alexey Russian Federation
Thesis title: Impact of plant toxins on the gut microbiota community of Lepidoptera

ODonnell, Andrew United States
Thesis title: Regulation of terpene resin formation in transgene spruce

Oetama, Vincensius Indonesia
Thesis title: Chlorophyll degradation in Spodoptera littoralis

Paulmann, Maria Germany
Thesis title: What are the mechanisms for maintaining the diversity of host races in the pea aphid?

Pauls, Gerhard Germany
Thesis title: Sequestration by leaf beetles: identification and characterization of transport proteins

Rahman, Muhammad Atiqur Bangladesh
Thesis title: Identifying the molecular causes and ecological consequences of nanotube formation in bacteria

Retzke, Tom Germany
Thesis title: How individual olfactory receptors affect olfactory guided behavior in Drosophila

Sanchez Arcos, Carlos Colombia
Thesis title: Legume chemistry and the specificity of pea aphid host races

Santhanam, Rakesh India
Thesis title: Plant bacterial community interactions in Nicotiana attenuata

Shekhov, Anton Russian Federation
Thesis title: Production of labeled compounds for metabolism studies

Shitut, Shraddha India
Thesis title: The evolution of cooperative networks within microbial communities

Sporer, Theresa Germany
Thesis title: How do flea beetles overcome the 'mustard oil bomb'?

Stanisic, Aleksa Montenegro
Thesis title: Legume chemistry and the specificity of pea aphid host races

Tan, Wenhua China
Thesis title: Characterization of Terpenoid Biosynthesis with Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry at Natural Abundance

Tang, Eric Hong Kong
Thesis title: Molecular basis of partner choice in a defensive symbiosis

Ullah, Chhana Bangladesh
Thesis title: Chemical communication between biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens and a woody host: Signaling, defense reactions, and the cost of defense

Valim, Henrique United States
Thesis title: How does the core circadian clock component TOC1 mediate responses to stress in plant roots and shoots?

Wagner, Katharina Germany
Thesis title: Chemical communication between soil fungi, ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes and their tree hosts

Wang, Ding Germany
Thesis title: Data processing of transcriptome sequences from leaf beetles

Wang, Ming China
Thesis title: Exploring of the interaction between Nicotiana attenuata and arbuscular mycorrhiza

Yilamujiang, Ayufu China
Thesis title: Analysis of protein secretion in carnivorous plants