Kiel Plant Center


Symposium November 7th, 2019



Organization: Institute of Phytopathology
Welcoming words: Eva Stukenbrock



Session 1

Chair: Karin Schrieber


Part 1: Institute of Phytopathology (AG Cai)

Speaker: Markus Schemmel "Distribution, Structure and Composition of the Soil Microbiome across Schleswig-Holstein"


Part 2: Plant Breeding Institute (AG Jung)

Speaker: Dilan S. R. Patirange "Genome-wide association mapping for flowering time in quinoa"


Session 2

Chair: Dirk Schenke


Part 1: Institute of Phytopathology (AG Cai)

Speaker: Samarah Rizvi "Investigation on the role of NAC transcription factors targeted by miR164 in regulating plant-Verticillium longisporum interaction"


Part 2: Pharmaceutical Institute

Speaker: Christian Zidorn "Plant Chemophenetics: Chemophenetics of the Cichorieae (Asteraceae)"



Summer Symposium 22 nd - 23 rd July, 2019



You can find the abstract booklet here.



Schedule Monday July 22nd


Scientific Program

from 12:00 Lunch and registration

13:00      Welcome by Eva Stukenbrock, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel and MPI, Plön


13:10 - 16:40 Session I

Chair: Dr. Janine Haueisen, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel and MPI, Plön


13:10     Invited Speaker Prof. Rüdiger Hell, Dept Molecular Biology of Plants, Heidelberg

14:00     Prof. Christian Jung, Plant Breeding Institute, CAU, Kiel

14:20     Prof. Daguang Cai, Institute for Phytopathology, CAU, Kiel

14:40     Dr. Heike Seybold, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel and MPI, Plön

15:00     Coffee break

15:30     Invited speaker Prof. Tina Romeis, Dept. Biochemistry of Plant Interactions,
              IPB Halle

16:20     Prof. Kirsten Krause, Dept. Arctic and Marine Biology, Tromsø, Norway

16:40     End of symposium at Zoological Museum


18:30    Evening program at the Botanical Garden, CAU, Kiel

19:00    Evening lecture:  Prof. Andreas Graner, Dept. of Genebank, IPK

             Poster Session and flying buffet


Schedule Tuesday July 23rd


9:00 - 12:30 Session II

Chair Dr. Nazgol Emrani, Plant Breeding Institute, CAU, Kiel


09:00     Invited speaker Dr. Claire Gachon, Scottish Association of Marine Sciences

09:50     Prof. Margret Sauter, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel

10:10     Prof. Wolfgang Bilger, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel

10:30     Coffee break

11:00     Prof. Deniz Tasdemir, Marine Natural Products Chemistry, GEOMAR, Kiel

11:20     Dr. Tobias Demetrowitsch, Institute for Human Nutrition and Food Science,
              CAU, Kiel

11:40     Prof. Birgit Classen, Pharmaceutical Institute, CAU, Kiel

12:00    Lunch


13:30 - 15:00 Session III

Chair Dr. Opayi Mudimu, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel


13:30   Invited speaker Jürgen Gross, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and
            Viticulture, Julius Kühn Institute, Dossenheim

14:20   Prof. Ralf-Udo Ehlers,  Gesellschaft für Biotechnologie und biologischen
            Pflanzenschutz,  Schwentinental

14:40   Dr. Elisabeth Kaltenegger, Botanical Institute, CAU, Kiel

15:00   Closing

Symposium June 13th, 2019



Organization: Botanical Institute
Welcoming words: Margret Sauter



Session 1

Chair: Wagner Fagundes


Part 1: Pathology and Biogenic Stress biology of Marine Macrophytes, Geomar

Speaker: Guido Bonthond "Microbial communities associated to an invasive seaweed and how they vary across ecological scales"

Part 2: Molecular Phytopathology and Biotechnology, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Dirk Schenke "Crosstalk between abiotic UV-B and biotic stress by bacterial infection / flg22-induced MTI - evolutionary aspects and potential impact on the plant - environment interaction"

Details KPC Summer Symposium: Eva H. Stukenbrock


Session 2

Chair: Lizel Potgieter


Part 3: Pharmaceutical Institute, Kiel Plant Glycan Group, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Lukas Pfeifer "First structural characterisation of arabinogalactan-proteins from Zostera marina L."

Part 4: Botanical Institute, Bioenergetics in Photoautotrophs, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Kirstin Gutekunst  "Hypothesis on the synchronistic evolution of autotrophy and heterotrophy"


You can find the full program here


Symposium April 25th, 2019



Organization: Botanical Institute
Welcoming words: Eva H. Stukenbrock



Session 1

Chair: Janine Haueisen


Part 1: Environmental Genomics, MPI Plön & CAU Kiel

Speaker: Cecile Lorrain "Transposable elements dynamics in Zymoseptoria spp."


Part 2: Molecular Phytopathology and Biotechnology, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Falk Behrens "The role of microRNAs in regulating plant-fungus interactions"


Session 2

Chair: Tanja Rehders


Part 3: Institute for Ecosystem Research, Geobotany, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Karin Schrieber "The role of inbreeding × herbivory interactions for the success of biological invasions"


Part 4: Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, CAU Kiel

Speaker: Bahar Razavi "Plant-Soil microbial interaction: molecular to ecological perspective"


You can find the full program here.



Symposium February 7th, 2019



Organization: Plant Breeding Institute
Welcoming words: Dr. Siegbert Melzer
Session chair: Nazgol Emrani



Part 1: GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel

Speaker: Larissa Büdenbender "Bioactivity mapping of an in-line SPE fractionated Fucus vesiculosus extraxt using LC-MS/MS based metabolomics”


Part 2: Plant Cell Biology

Speaker: Svenja Oetke “The role of WHIRLY1 in control of chloropast development and stress signaling”


Part 3: Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Physiology

Speaker: Chen Lin “Control of adventitious root system architecture in rice”


Part 4: GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel

Speaker: Thorsten Reusch “A return to the sea - evolutionary adaptions of marine angiosperms (seagrasses) to life in the ocean”


Part 5: Eva Stukenbrock

KPC news


You can find the full program here

Symposium January 17th, 2019

Vortrag GM


Organization: GEOMAR-Biotech and GEOMAR
Welcoming words: Dr. Larissa Büdenbender, Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir



Part 1: Institute of Pharmacy

Speaker: Serhat Sezai Cicek  „Phytochemical, pharmacological and analytical investigations of the Copaifera reticulata oleoresin



Part 2: GEOMAR, RU Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Speaker: Caroline Utermann “The combined analysis of the surface microbiome and metabolome of the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus by amplicon sequencing, molecular networking and imaging techniques”


Part 3: Botanical Institute

Speaker: Jay Jethva “Mitochondrial alternative ETC improves plant survival during reoxygenation”


Part 4: Plant Breeding Institute

Speaker: Nirosha L. Karunarathna “Knock-out of SEED FATTY ACID REDUCERS4 by CRISPR-Cas9 increases seed oil content in rapeseed (Brassica napus)”


You can find the full program here

Symposium November 29th, 2018

Vortrag B


Organization: Institute of Botany
Welcoming words: Dr. Frauke Peschek



Part 1: Plant Cell Physiology and Biotechnology Group

Speaker: Berit Bürger "Insights into the central carbon metabolism in plants"


Part 2: Environmental Genomics

Speaker: Mareike Möller "Extraordinary genome instability in a fungal pathogen of wheat"


Part 3: Ökophysiologie der Pflanzen

Speaker: Paul-Christian Wieners "The role of desiccation induced chlorophyll fluorescence quenching as protection against photoinhibition in green algae"


You can find the full program here.

Symposium July 12th, 2018

Vortrag 1


Organization: Marine Sciences
Welcoming words: Prof. Deniz Tasdemir & Prof. Eva Stukenbrock



Part 1: Botanical Institute, Department Plant Ecophysiology

Speaker: Frauke Peschek "UV-restistance strategies in green macroalgae"


Part 2: Plant Nutrition

Speaker: Hartmut Kaiser "The role of apoplastic pH in leaf water homeostasis and stomatal responses: Insights from in-situ-microfluorometry under defined changes of leaf water content"


Part 3: GEOMAR, RU Marine Natural Products Chemistry/GEOMAR-Biotech

Speaker: Delphine Parrot "A powerful tool to investigate the spatial distribution of metabolites in marine macroorganisms"


Part 4: Botanical institute, Department Biochemical Ecology and Molecular Evolution

Speaker: Thomas Stegemann "A multifaceted approach to elucidate the pathway of pyrrolizidine alkaloid biosynthesis"


You can find the full program here


Symposium June 21th, 2018

Vortrag 2


Organization: Agriculture
Welcoming words: Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Session chairs: Dr. Hans Harloff & Dr. Siegbert Melzer



Part 1: Institute of Phytopathology (Director Prof. Dr. Daguang Cai)

Speaker: Dr. Dirk Schenke “Improving crop disease resistance by implementation of the CRISPR-Cas9 system for targeted genome editing”


Part 2: Institute of Botany, Department of Botanical Genetics and Molecular Biology (Director Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken)

Speaker: Hossein Emami  "A mitochondrial PPR protein effects flowering time and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana"


Part 3: Institute of Botany, Department of Plant Cell Physiology and Biotechnology (Director Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schulz)

Speaker: Alexander Makowka  "Revision of the central carbon metabolism in cyanobacteria"


Part 4: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Marine Natural Products Chemistry Research Unit (Director Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir)

Speaker: Ernest Oppong-Danquah "The potential of marine-adapted fungi in control of plant pathogens"
Closing remarks of the symposium: Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Post-symposium tour: Visit the field and greenhouses of the Plant Breeding Institute (Am Botanischen Garten 22), Dr. Nazgol Emrani
You can find the full program here.

Symposium May 31th, 2018

Vortrag 3


Organization: Pharmacy
Welcoming words: Prof. Dr. Christian Zidorn
Session chairs: Hardy Mitdank & Dr. Serhat Sezai Çiçek



Part 1: Institute for Ecosystem Research, Department of Geobotany (Director Prof. Dr. Alexandra Erfmeier)

Speaker: Maria Hock “Local adaption of exotic species in high-UV-B environments”


Part 2:  Institute of Botany, Department of Botanical Genetics and Molecular Biology (Director Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken)

Speaker: Dr. Krisztina Kolláth-Leiß  “Auxin biosynthesis in the fungus Neurospora crassa


Part 3: Chair for Plant Breeding (Director Prof. Dr. Christian Jung) 

Speaker: Niharika Sashidh “Reverse genetic tools for mutational analyses of all genes of a complex metabolic pathway in Brassica napus


Part 4:  Institute of Botany, Department of Environmental Genomics (Director Prof. Dr. Eva Holtgrewe-Stukenbrock)

Speaker: Dr. Heike Seybold “Infection with Zymoseptoria tritici renders wheat susceptible to non-adapted plant pathogens“
You can find the full program here.

Symposium April 19th, 2018

Vortrag Z


Organization: Botany
Welcoming words: Prof. Dr. Eva H. Stukenbrock
Session chair: Dr. Elisabeth Kaltenegger



Part 1:  Plant breeding (Prof. Dr. C. Jung)

Speaker: Smit Shah "Identification and characterization of flowering time genes in oilseed rape through mutant and transcriptome analysis"


Part 2:  Plant Developmental Biology and Physiology (Prof. Dr. M. Sauter)

Speaker: Emese Eysholdt-Derzsó “Mechanisms of flooding tolerance”
Speaker: Christine Kaufmann “Peptide signaling“



Part 3: Virtual tour through the “Zentrale Mikroskopie im Biologiezentrum“


You can find the full program here.