Congratulations, Dr. Cristina Barragan!

Cristina successfully defended her PhD thesis on genetic incompatibilities in Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis arenosa.

Congratulations – very well deserved summa cum laude degree!

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10M€ ERC Synergy Grant “PATHOCOM” awarded

PATHOCOM aims to discover how pathogens team up to cause disease

Together with Fabrice Roux from CNRS in Toulouse and Joy Bergelson from the University of Chicago, we have been awarded one of the prestigious and highly competitive Synergy Grants … Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Alba Gonzalez!

Alba successfully defended her PhD thesis on the co-evolution of Arabidopsis thaliana and its pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis.

Congratulations, Alba!

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Congratulations, Dr. Sergio Latorre!

Sergio successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Phylogenomic and population history inference using ancient DNA’

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Congrats to Moi (again): Forbes 30 under 30

Moises Exposito-Alonso named a member of the 2020 class of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe list in science and healthcare

Out of the thousands of nominees, the 30 finalists in each of the 10 categories comprise “the world’s most impactful … Read the rest

Cell Host Microbe: NLR-dependent & -independent functions of RPW8/HR proteins

Atypical Resistance Protein RPW8/HR Triggers Oligomerization of the NLR Immune Receptor RPP7 and Autoimmunity

Lei Li et al., Cell Host Microbe, published Feb 26, 2020.

In certain plant hybrids, immunity signaling is initiated when immune components interact in … Read the rest

Detlef to receive Novozymes Prize

Lifetime achievement award comes with 3 million kr

“The 2020 Novozymes Prize is being awarded to Professor Detlef Weigel (photo) for his outstanding research contributions that have led to groundbreaking new knowledge of the genetic structure of plants. His work … Read the rest

Congratulations Moi! Award of the American Society of Naturalists

Moises Exposito-Alonso receives 2020 Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award of the American Society of Naturalists

The American Society of Naturalist’s Young Investigator Award goes to applicants who completed their PhD three years preceding the application deadline or are in their … Read the rest

PhD studentship applications open!

International Max Planck Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms”

Deadline for next IMPRS round: February 29, 2020

Talented junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions in Tübingen.  Fully-funded projects are offered … Read the rest