Petrischale mit einer Algenkultur

Institute Seminar

The Institute Seminar of the Matthias Schleiden Institute is a joint event of the institute's sections (Molecular Botany, Genetics, Bioinformatics). Talks are scheduled for Tuesday evenings during term time (usually every fornight). Everybody is welcome.
Petrischale mit einer Algenkultur
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU

We are looking forward to welcoming new guests and participants in summer term.

Where? Lecture Hall Am Planetarium 1

When? 17.00 s.t.

Questions? Please get in touch by email: julie.zedler (at)

Invited speakers summer term 2020

12.05.2020 Dr. Bationa Bennewitz (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

26.05.2020 Dr. Michiel Kwantes (Chemisch-Geowissenschaftliche Fakultät, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

23.06.2020 Dr. Lars Dietzel (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) "Engineering the xanthophyll cycle for higher light use efficiency in A. thaliana"

07.07.2020 Prof. Dr. Johannes Liesche (Northwest A&F University,  Yangling, China)

14.07.2020 Prof. Dr. Jutta Ludwig-Müller (Technische Universität Dresden)

Past talks of invited speakers (winter term 2019/20):

22.10.2019: Prof. Dr. Annegret Wilde (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) "How cyanobacteria see the world"

05.11.2019 PD Dr. Marion Eisenhut (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) "Manganese management in organisms performing oxygenic photosynthesis"

19.11.2019 Dr. Judith Fliegmann (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, ZMPB) "Natural and artificial extension of ligand perception capacities of leucine-rich receptor-like kinases"

03.12.2019 PD Dr. Stephan Klähn (Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung Leipzig) "Same same but different - How cyanobacteria control an ubiquitous enzyme"

14.01.2020 Prof. Pietro Spanu (Imperial College London, Großbritannien) "RNA and pseudoRNases: puzzling signal exchanges in powdery mildews"

21.01.2020 Prof. Dr. Christian Schmitz-Linneweber (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) "Cold acclimation of chloroplast gene expression via RNA binding proteins"

04.02.2020 Prof. Dr. Sarah O'Connor (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena) "Chemistry and Biology of Plants"

Information for students

B.Sc. students can get credits for attending the institute seminar within the following courses:

  • Oberseminar "Methoden der grünen Gentechnik" BB3. MLS5 (winter term)
  • Oberseminar "Molekularbiologie höherer Pflanzen" BB3.MLS6 (sommer term)

All students interested in attending are invited!

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