Great news from the editor of Science. Excellent team work! Looking forward to seeing the paper in print soon.
A new project is now funded by DFG. We will study the evolution of Colorado potato beetle and its insecticide resistance. A junior group leader position will be available soon.
Despite this difficult time, Fabio, Milena and Maximillan did wonderful job for their bachelor thesis. Congratulations to all of you!
A new project is funded by DFG to study how microbes and herbivores together shape plant evolution. New postdoc and PhD positions will soon be available. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact us.
Our paper on the evolution of an adaptive and novel floral volatile is accepted by Molecular Biology and Evolution. It was a great teamwork with Han Guo and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. The full text available here: https://academic.oup.com/mbe/advance-article/doi/10.1093/molbev/msz292/5663461
The project aims to understand how functional pleiotropy might have contributed to the evolution of un-targeted herbicides resistance in plants. A PhD position is now available in the group.
Martin Schäfer and his collaborators in Jena have been publishing an article in eLife about the accumulation of blumenols, a group of apocarotenoids, in the shoots of plants after root colonization with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Furthermore, they show their application as marker metabolites for high-throughput screenings.
The full paper is available here.
Wang M*, Schäfer M*, Li D, Halitschke R, Dong C et al. 2018. ‘Blumenols as shoot markers of root symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.’ eLife 7: e37093. doi: 10.7554/eLife.37093.
Dr. Martin Schäfer has joined the group.
Welcome on broad! Dr. Schäfer’s expertise in plant metabolomics and molecular biology will be one of our cornerstones in the group!