17th Members Invite Members: November 10-11, 2023, Dossenheim

Invitation of our member Dr. Jörg Wennmann

Venue: Julius Kühn-Institut, Institute for Biological Control, Schwabenheimer Straße 101, 69221 Dossenheim, Germany
Transportation: If you arrive by train, the JSPS Club will arrange transport from Dossenheim main train station to the Julius Kühn-Institut.


Program (85 KB)

Friday, November 10, 2023

13:30  Welcome Remarks
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS Alumni Association)
Dr. Annette Herz (Deputy Head, Institute for Biological Control, Julius Kühn-Institut)
Vice-Consul Kotoe Otsuka (Consulate General of Japan, Frankfurt am Main)
Satoshi Suzuki (First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Germany)
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans-Günter Sonntag (Honorary Chairman, Heidelberger Freundeskreis Kumamoto)
14:15The Sweet, the Bad and the Ugly: How Flowers Attract Pollinators through Chemical and Visual Mimicry
Prof. Dr. Andreas Jürgens (Chemical Plant Ecology, Department of Biology, Technical University Darmstadt)
14:45Insects Connections – How Joint Japanese-German Research on Insects Can Improve Plant Health
Dr. Annette Herz (Deputy Head, Institute for Biological Control, Julius Kühn-Institut)
15:15The Impact of Cambium-derived Tissue Composition on Plant Drought Resistance
Prof. Dr. Thomas Greb (Centre for Organismal Studies, Heidelberg University)
15:45Group picture & coffee break
16:30Phtheirospermum Japonicum – How a Japanese Plant Transformed Molecular Research on Parasitic Weeds
Dr. Thomas Spallek (Junior Group Leader, Plant Biotic Interactions, Georg-August-University Göttingen)
17:00From Basic Research to Application as Start-up Company - A New Technology for Precision Farming
Dr. Thomas Berberich (Head of SBiK-F Molecular Laboratory Centre, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre)
17:30Baculoviruses and their License to Kill in Biological Plant Protection
Dr. Jörg Wennmann (Head of Research Group “Molecular Insect Pathology and Bioinformatic”, Institute for Biological Control, Julius Kühn-Institut)
19:30Dinner at restaurant Palmbräu Gasse

Saturday, November 11, 2023

10:30Heidelberg Castle guided tour (about 1 h)
12:00Lunch at restaurant Historic Backhaus
14:00Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (Director, JSPS Bonn Office)

Neues vom Club 01/2024

JSPS Club Chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus is awarded the “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” (旭日小綬章) of the Japanese Government in 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki is awarded the “Plasma Materials Science Hall of Fame Prize” in March of 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm is awarded the “Klüh Foundation Award” 2023