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+++ News Ticker Science #46 +++ Plant immunity +++

Exocyst subunits regulate plant immune receptor FLS2. Researchers from the IPB in together with Chinese colleagues have recently shed light on the homeostasis of the FLAGELLIN SENSING 2 (FLS2) receptor at the plasma membrane....read more


+++ News Ticker Science #45 +++ Ecometabolomics +++

Root exudates under field conditions. Researchers from the IPB and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) recently published a study on root exudate composition of grass and forb species in natural...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #44 +++ Biotechnology +++

Enhancing plant performance through combinatorial engineering of signaling networks. Tina Romeis (IPB) and her team at the FU Berlin together with researchers from the MPI-MP Potsdam and the University of Münster recently...read more


Green light for national research data infrastructure: The IPB is on board

On 26 June 2020, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided to establish the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) initiative. In a first selection round, funding was approved for nine different consortia. The IPB is a...read more


Starker Beitrag zur Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur

Press release by Leibniz Association 8/2020 on June 30, 2020 (in German)read more


+++ News Ticker Science #43 +++ Methods +++

New versatile approach for high-throughput analysis using GC-MS IPB scientist have developed a versatile high-throughput screening method that aims to accelerate catalyst discovery and development. In order to avoid long...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #42 +++ Calcium Signaling +++

Role of mannosyltransferase ALG12 for MAMP receptor integrity Changes in cellular calcium levels are one of the earliest signaling events in plants exposed to pathogens or other exogenous factors. IPB scientists recently...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #41 +++ Methods +++

Detection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Gene Expression by In Situ Hybridization. Bettina Hause and Natalia Requena (University of Karlsruhe) recently presented a new method for the preparation of mycorrhizal roots for the...read more


Drug expert is guest scientist at the IPB

Professor Athanassios Giannis has joined the IPB as a guest scientist in the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry in April 2020. The Greek-born scientist studied medicine and chemistry and holds a professorship for Organic...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #40 +++ Cyclic peptides +++

Insights into the secondary structures of lactam N-substituted stapled peptides IPB chemists together with collaborators from the MLU Halle and the University of Havana have taken a closer look at features of a special class of...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #39 +++ Cell Biology

User-friendly assessment of pavement cell shape features with PaCeQuant: Novel functions and tools Scientists led by Katharina Bürstenbinder (IPB), together with bioinformaticians from the Halle University and the German...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #38 +++ Analytical Methods +++

Optimized protocol for Fingerprinting of Rhizobial Free Fatty Acids IPB scientists, in close cooperation with Russian researchers, have published a straightforward protocol for the quantification of free fatty acids from the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #37 +++ Antiinfectives +++

Anthelmintic and antimicrobial compounds from Indonesian lichen Parmelia cetrata Ach. IPB chemists recently published an extensive phytochemical study of Parmelia cetrata, a foliose lichen from Indonesia. They successfully...read more


Malleicyprol is Leibniz Drug of the Year 2020

The prize Leibniz Drug of the Year 2020 was awarded to the team of Prof. Christian Hertweck from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena for the discovery of malleicyprols. Malleicyprols...read more


Medicinal plants thrive in biodiversity hotspots: New approach to phylogenetically guided drug discovery

Joint press release by IPB, University of Leipzig and the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), 12.5.2020read more


Statement of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices

Research integrity even more important for research during a pandemic16 April 2020 Research integrity remains crucial in the COVID-19 crisis, given the need for robust, evidence-based conclusions, according to the European...read more


IPB scientists participated in the #EUvsVirus-Hackathon

Bio- and chemoinformaticians from the IPB participated in this year's #EUvsVirus-Hackathon as a team of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology". Their goal was to optimize the Cloud...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #35 +++ CRISPR/Cas9 +++

Better Cas9 efficiency for gene knock-out in plants. A team led by Sylvestre Marillonnet recently published a preprint of a study in which they tried to optimize the Cas9 enzyme for gene editing in plants. In plants,...read more


Stellungnahmen der Leopoldina zur Coronavirus-Pandemie

Mit ihrer Stellungnahme „Coronavirus-Pandemie in Deutschland: Herausforderungen und Interventionsmöglichkeiten” vom 21.03.2020 hat die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina eine Reihe gesundheitspolitischer...read more

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