News

  • 25. Nov. 2016: Tobias Lortzing successfully defends his dissertation.
  • 01.Oct. 2016: Rainer Cramer starts his PhD project in the group.
  • 15.Sep. 2016: Dr. Tina Kasal-Slavik joins the group. 
  • 01. July 2016 - Start of the second funding phase of the 973 Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress“ and therewith our project B2 "Plant priming of anti-herbivore defences by insect oviposition".
  • 02.05.2016: We have the cover of the May issue of Nature Plants "Extrafloral nectar secretion from wounds of Solanum dulcamara" [Lortzing, T., Calf, O.W., Böhlke, M., Schwachtje, J., Kopka, J., Geuss D., Kosanke, S. van Dam, N.M. and Steppuhn, A. (2016) 2(5): 16056].

... and the Bittersweet is on everyones lips. Here are some impressions:

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Phenomena: This Plant Bleeds Sweet Nectar To Recruit Ant Bodyguards (25.04.2016)

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 60-Second Science: This Plant Bleeds Nectar to Attract Help (26.04.2016)

ars TECHNICA: When pests bite, a nightshade plant bleeds ant food (28.04.2016)

CBC radio: Plant bleeds nectar to recruit ant bodyguards (30.04.2016)

       

  • 01.04.2016: We have the cover of the April issue of Plant, Cell & Environment

                                             

  • 08. Mar. 2016: Michèle Bandoly successfully defended her dissertation.