Chemical Ecology Symposium 2018

Date: April 5-6, 2018

Venue:
Lecture Hall, Abbezentrum Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1, 07745 Jena


Thursday, April 5, 2018


09:00-09:15   


Prof. David Heckel, Managing Director, MPI for Chemical Ecology
Welcome


09:15-10:00


Helge Bode
, Merck-Stiftungsprofessur Molecular Biotechnology, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Identification and functional analysis of natural products: Tools and examples from entomopathogenic bacteria

10.00-10:45


Christine Beemelmanns
, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Hans Knöll Institute), Jena, Germany
Identification of Chemical Mediators within Symbiotic Systems - Case study: Fungus-growing Termites

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break


11:15-12:00


Pierre Stallforth
, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Hans Knöll Institute), Jena, Germany
The Role of Natural Products in Microbial Predator-Prey Interactions


12:00-12:45


Sarah E. O‘Connor
, Department of Biological Chemistry, The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Chemistry and Biology of Plant Metabolism


12:45-14:00

Lunch at the Abbezentrum Casino


14:00-14:45


Rebecca A. Butcher
, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Structure, biosynthesis, and mechanism of chemical signals controlling the life cycle of nematodes


Friday, April 6, 2018


08:45-09:30
 

Asaph Aharoni
, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Being the First to Engage: Polymers, Steroidal-metabolites and Pigments as Plant Barriers


09:30-10:15


Christina Warinner
, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
Microbial and Molecular Ecology of Humans


10:15-10:45

Coffee Break


10:45-11:30


Martin Kaltenpoth
, Department for Evolutionary Ecology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Symbioses as Sources of Evolutionary Innovation in Insects

11:30-12:15Christina Grozinger, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, USA
Bee chemical ecology: from genes to landscapes