2017: "Connecting Worlds"

Our theme for this year's conference is 'Communicating Science - Connecting Worlds'. It will take place on September 11-12, 2017. Besides our scientific program where speakers from both academia and industry will share their research with us, we have also invited professionals from the field of science communication. As PhD students we feel that it is crucial to communicate science, not only to our colleagues and fellow scientists, but also to non-experts such as stakeholders in politics, economy and the general public.

To find out more about our speakers, please click on their names.

PDF version of our programme

 

Monday 11 Sept 2017

 

09.00 - 10.00           Registration

10.00 - 10.45           Ian T. Baldwin (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, DE)

10.45 - 11.30           Kauser Abdulla Malik (Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College Lahore, PK)

11.30 - 12.00           Angela Posada-Swafford (Science writer, Florida, USA)

12.00 - 13.30           Lunch time

13.30 - 14.15           Eva Stöger (Institute of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, BOKU University, Vienna, AU)

14.15 - 15.00           Sven Gould (Institute of Molecular Evolution, University of Düsseldorf, DE)

15.00 - 15.30           Coffee break

15.30 - 16.15           Poul Erik Jensen (University of Copenhagen, DK)

16.15 - 17.00           Paul Christou (ICREA, University of Lleida, Spain, ES)

17.00 - 17.30           Justin Cherny (Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), Cambridge, MA)

17.30 - 17.45           Group picture

17.45 - 20.00           Poster session

 

Tuesday 12 Sept 2017

 

09.30 - 10.15           Brigitte Slaats (Seedcare Insecticides and Nematicides Research, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Basel, CH)

10.15 - 10.45           Maaike Pols (F1000, London, UK)

10.45 - 11.15           Coffee break

11.15 - 12.00           Birgit Mitter (Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, AU)

12.00 - 12.30           Lorenzo Mannella (Science writer, University of Bologna, IT)

12.30 - 14.00           Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45           Eric Kemen (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, DE)

14.45 - 15.30           Stefan A. Rensing (Department of Cell Biology, University of Marburg, DE)

15.30 - 16.00           Dennis Fink (Mediomix, Cologne, DE)

16.00 - 17.15           Coffee break + Poster session

17.15 - 18.15           Round table, moderated by: Hanna Berger (PLANT 2030, Potsdam, DE)

18.15 - 18.30           Concluding remarks + Poster prize

18.30                        BBQ

Much of our financial support comes from the Max Planck Society, within the funding for the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) ‘Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth’, with additional contributions by sponsors.

The conference is free of charge and is open to all those interested!