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MPI-CE_The architecture of odor perception: Olfactory glomeruli have a unique structure
The basic units of the olfactory system in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster provide references to their function and ecological relevance. more...
 
MPI-CE_Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits
The berries act as immune boosters in the moth Heliothis subflexa, a specialist on this food
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology found that the specialist moth Heliothis subflexa benefits from secondary plant components by turning the original defensive function of these compounds into its own advantage. Withanolides, which are present in Physalis plants, usually act as immune suppressants and feeding deterrents in insects. Surprisingly, Heliothis subflexa uses these plant defenses as immune-system boosters. Moreover, withanolides protect the moth from harmful effects caused by pathogenic bacteria. The new study demonstrates a unique benefit to host-plant specialization (Nature Communications, August 2016, doi: 10.1038/NCOMMS12530). more...
 
MPI-BGC_Nature’s diversity and complexity benefit society
New research confirms that diversity and complexity in nature benefit human well-being. Nature’s ability to simultaneously provide multiple services for society such as fresh water, nutrient cycling, pest control, or food production, etc. is greatly enhanced when high species diversity at various trophic levels (carnivores, herbivores, detritivores etc.) is maintained. more...
 
 
 
 
BEUTENBERG CAMPUS JENA e.V.
The Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V. is a registered association. It reflects the respective interests of the institutions assembled on the Beutenberg, a hill near Jena which boasts major research establishments, a couple of start-up centres, and an operating unit providing services. This setup is to ensure that the scientific and technological synergy that has been developed can be utilised by all members of this conglomerate.

Board meeting of the Campus Association, Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V.
The next board meeting is planned for March, 2017 in the Abbe Center Building at the Beutenberg Campus.

Forsche Schüler Tag
Every year the Beutenberg Campus invites schoolchildren to a research day where they can get to know the scientists’ working world. The invitation is parallel to Girls’ Day.
With the 'Forsche Schüler' project, 'School Scientists' from the 8th year onwards can look behind the scenes of research and ‘try out’ science. Schoolchildren can choose from a multitude of offers in the physical and life sciences, exactly in keeping with the campus motto ‘Life Science meets Physics’. Beutenberg’s many institutes offer taster workshops allowing schoolchildren to do experiments and discover science for themselves.

Forsche Schüler
NOBLE TALKS
The next event in the "Noble Talks" series will be organised on December 01, 2016, 17:00 in the Abbe Center Building at the Beutenberg Campus. The speaker is Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover/Potsdam.


Campus Map and Portrayal of Individual Institutes
Click here for an enlarged map. Detailed information on individual institutes can be found here...