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

Invitation of our member Dr. Jörg Wennmann

Venue: Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), 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)

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Nagoya | December 16, 2023

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Essen | December 17, 2023

Neues vom Club 02/2023

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