Organising Committee

The PhD students of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology are organising the Plants and People Conferences.

All PhD students at the MPI-MP and within the IMPRS 'Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth' can suggest speakers and join the organising committee. In the early stages of discussing the programme, we decided that the theme of the second meeting should be: “Challenges in Biology -  Big Data and Ethics”, looking at advances in biology with a focus to plant biology and at ethics in science and research.


Organising committee:

Elmien Heyneke
Heike Sprenger
Jessica Jüppner
Phuong Anh Pham
Max Fünfgeld
Vinzenz Hofferek


Organisational support:
Elisa Schulz and Jörn Lämke supported us during the initial phase of setting up the conference plan and programme.
Dr. Ina Talke, coordinator IMPRS 'Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth'
Birgit Schäfer, MPI-MP administration

Website support:
Marcus Thienert and Jan Scharein, web programmers, Max Planck Campus Golm

Poster and layout design:
Thanks to the 2011 P&P team who created our "corporate identity", in particular Ulrike Glaubitz and Stefanie Schmidt for logo design and Fred Dethloff and Han-Yi Fu for poster design.


A big Thank you to all helpers on the two conference days!


Financial support:

The Plants and People conference is financially supported by the Max Planck Society and the doctoral programme 'International Max Planck Research School – Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth' (IMPRS-PMPG). The IMPRS-PMPG is a joint doctoral programme of the University of Potsdam and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology.



We would like to thank the following companies for their financial support of Plants and People 2013: