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Past Colloquia

Summer Semester 2023

11/04/23Etienne MeyerHarvey Millar (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)Stoking the Fire: tracking the transport, production and use
of pyruvate as it fuels plant respiration
18/04/23Kristina KühnHélène Zuber (University of Strasbourg, France)mRNA uridylation: a multitasking modification in plant RNA metabolism
19/04/23Marcel Quint, Debora Gasperini (IPB)Christian Fankhauser (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)Air channels create a directional light signal to regulate hypocotyl phototropism
23/05/23Rabe KlösgenRalf Oelmüller (University of Jena)Response of the plant cell to degradation of its wall
30/05/23Rabe Klösgen, Edgar PeiterMarkus Teige (University of Vienna, Austria)Novel roles for Ca2+ as regulator of chloroplast development?
13/06/23Debora Gasperini (IPB), Edgar PeiterAlex Costa (University of Milan, Italy)Long-distance turgor pressure changes induce local activation
of plant glutamate receptor-like channels
27/06/23Steven DreissigAmanda Souza Camara (IPK Gatersleben)Rediscovering the chromonema
04/07/23Edgar PeiterMarc Knight (Durham University, UK)Calcium signalling in response to stress in plants
14/07/23Ingo HeilmannAna Laxalt (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina)Phospholipase C in plant stress and development

Winter Semester 2022/23

29/11/22Rabe KlösgenMayank Sharma (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)MFP1 and the coiled-coil saga of starch granule initiation
13/12/22Dmytro Semchonok, Panagiotis KastritisBarry D Bruce (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)Evolution of Photosystem I: Symmetry, Serendipity, and Speculation
26/01/23, 14:00, Biology Greenhouse Lecture HalleSascha LaubingerGesa Hoffmann (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala)Stress & Granules - the regulation of Cauliflower mosaic virus disease in Arabidopsis thaliana

Summer Semester 2022

09/05/22Rabe KlösgenRoland Lill (Philipps University Marburg)Mechanisms of Fe/S protein biogenesis in mitochondria and cytosol of eukaryotes
24/05/22Steven DreißigPiotr Ziolkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)Many faces of the crossover control in Arabidopsis meiosis
07/06/22Edgar PeiterPatrick Bienert (Technical University of Munich, Freising)Metalloids: The Yin and Yang for crop production and healthy nutrition – molecular mechanisms regulating metalloid efficiency
14/06/22Kristina KühnIris Finkemeier (University of Münster)Shedding new light on protein modifications in plant metabolism
28/06/22Edgar PeiterMartina Ried (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle)Early signaling events in plant root endosymbioses
13/09/22Katharina Bürstenbinder (IPB)Doron Shkolnik (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel)Calcium-mediated mechanisms of plant response to salt stress during germination and seedling establishment

Winter Semester 2021/22

14/12/21Martin SchattatTonni Grube Andersen (MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne)Passage cells and the outer xylem pole: an overlooked highway for root communication?

Summer Semester 2021

13/04/2021Ingo HeilmannTill Ischebeck (University of Göttingen)Identification of a lipid
droplet-plasma membrane tethering complex in Arabidopsis
13/07/2021Edgar PeiterAxel Mithöfer
(MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena)
The same dance - different couples: Plant signaling in defense against herbivores and carnivory

Winter Semester 2020/21

17/11/2020Kristina KühnMarkus Schwarzländer (University of Münster)Getting to grips with subcellular plant physiology
Ute Armbruster (MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm)Regulation of Photosynthesis via thylakoid ion antiport
Daniel Gibbs (University of Birmingham, UK)Build and destroy: roles for targeted protein degradation in plant development and stress response

Summer Semester 2020

Due to the contact restrictions of the University to contain the COVID-19 pandemia, there were no Halle Plant Science Colloquium seminars in this semester.

Winter Semester 2019/20

08/10/2019Kristina KühnJim Whelan (La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia)Mitochondrial Signaling - Specific and Shared Pathways
15/10/2019Marcel QuintGünter Theißen (University of Jena)MADS about the origin of novelties in land plants
Ralph Hückelhoven (TUM Weihenstephan, Freising)Mechanisms of ROP GTPase signalling in plant disease susceptibility
Marie Barberon
(Université de Genève,
Plasticity of root permeability for nutrient acquisition
Tina Romeis
(Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle)
Regulation and function of Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases as decoders of calcium changes during stress signalling and development in plants
14/01/2020Marcel QuintKarin Ljung (Umea Plant Science Centre, Umea, Sweden)Auxin and cytokinin – the yin and yang of lateral root development
André Marques
(Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne)
Opening the black box: Meiotic adaptations in holocentric plants
Corinna Dawid (TUM Weihenstephan, Freising)Metabolite profiling to identify factors contributing to barley pathogen resistance and to beer quality
14/02/20Ivo GrosseElliot Meyerowitz (California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA)Development and Cell Type: More than the Transcriptome
Seth Davis (University of York, UK)Species migration in plants is associated to quantitative genetic changes in the circadian clock

Summer Semester 2019

19/03/19Klaus HumbeckKarin Krupinska (University of Kiel)The responsiveness of plants to environment depends on genome coordination by WHIRLY proteins
30/04/19Holger DeisingArmin Djamei (IPK Gatersleben)Elucidating the effectome of a biotrophic fungus
28/05/19Marcel QuintAndrea Bräutigam (Bielefeld University)Machine learning based functional annotation of transcription factors
11/06/19Ingo HeilmannBenedikt Kost (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)Interplay between Rac/Rop signaling, regulatory lipids & membrane traffic during polar cell growth
25/06/19Marcel QuintCatalin Voiniciuc (Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle)Deciphering Plant Polysaccharide Biosynthesis using Synthetic Biology
02/07/19Edgar PeiterGabriel Schaaf (University of Bonn)Inositol pyrophosphates: signaling at the interface between plant nutrition and defense

Winter Semester 2018/19

11/10/18 (Thursday!) 13:00Edgar PeiterAchim Dobermann (Director, Rothamsted Research, UK)Visionary agricultural research
16/10/18Ingo HeilmannEva Benkova
(IST, Klosterneuburg, Austria)
Role of plant hormones in shaping the root architecture
Klaus PillenThomas Lübberstedt (Iowa State University, Ames, USA)Emerging avenues for utilization of exotic germplasm: Case study SCMV resistance in maize
13/11/18Klaus HumbeckJos Schippers (RWTH Aachen University)The moonlighting function of superoxide dismutase depends on a novel class of transcriptional co-activators
20/11/18Marcel QuintHenrik Johansson (Freie Universität Berlin)Sensing light and smoke : A role for the BBX-HY5 module in signal integration
04/12/18Ingo HeilmannSabine Müller (University of Tübingen)More than one function - diversification of kinesin-12 function in plant cell division
18/12/18Edgar PeiterUte Vothknecht (University of Bonn)Calcium Regulation of Plant Organellar Metabolism
15/01/19Sacha BaginskyThomas Pfannschmidt (Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies de Grenoble, France)Novel regulators of chloroplast biogenesis
22/01/19Klaus HumbeckUwe Ludewig (University of Hohenheim)Plant nutrition meets epigenetics
05/02/19Sven-Erik BehrensAnnette Niehl (Julius-Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig)Approaching virus-vector-host interactions from a cell biological and plant immunological perspective – experiences and future research challenges

Summer Semester 2018

10/04/18Edgar PeiterRainer Hedrich (University of Würzburg)Venus Flytrap - Plant on animal diet
08/05/18Marcel QuintIve de Smet (VIB Gent,
The dynamic phosphoproteome allows identifying novel abiotic stress signalling components
26/06/18Holger DeisingGero Steinberg (University of Exeter, UK)Fungal cell biology: novel approaches to protect our crops
26/06/18Holger DeisingSarah Gurr (University of Exeter, UK)Fungi on the move; a threat to human, plant and ecosystems health

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