open campus

open campus 2015

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The institutions located at the Beutenberg campus have a wide range of complementary skills and equipment within the research fields of Life science and Physics. For the purposes of interdisciplinary scientific exchange, it is important that the scientists keep updated regarding the methods and concepts available in the other institutions. To facilitate such exchange of information, the Beutenberg Campus organization, together with the institutions, will offer a yearly "open campus" event, where two institutions at a time introduce them selves to the co-workers of the other Beutenberg institutions.

At the next open campus event (June 02-04, 2015) the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) and the Centre for Innovation Competence SEPTOMICS will be presented in the foyer of the Abbe Center Beutenberg. This should make it possible for visitors to get to know the institutes in an informal way and it should form the basis for interested individuals to engage in discussions between the institutes.

The information desks of both institutes will be staffed from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm on 2-4 June. The HKI and the ZIK Septomics are looking forward to get in contact with you!

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open campus 2014

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Program 2014

SESSION 1 9:00-11:00
Welcome & Presentations

Lecture Hall, Abbe Center Beutenberg

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bartelt, Chairman of Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V.
Prof. Dr. K. Lenhard Rudolph, Scientific Director Leibniz Institute of Alge Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
Presentation of the Leibniz Institute for Age Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
» Download: 2014 Abstract _FLI (pdf, 246 kByte)
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wetzker, Managing Director
Presentation of the Center for Molecular Biomedicine (CMB)

Mark P. Mattson, PhD National Institute on Aging (NIA), Baltimore, MD, USA
"How fasting and exercise are good for brain"
» Download: 2014 Abstract_Mark Mattson (pdf, 266 kByte)

» more: The Challenge of Maintaining Brain Function Throughout the Lifespan
LUNCH 11:00
in front of the Cafeteria facing FLI and CMB, open to attendees of lectures) with Thuringian sausages

SESSION 2 12:00-14:00
Tours through the CMB and New Lab Building of the FLI

(pre-registration required)

» Registration for building tours / Deadline: May 9, 2014
Institute CMB, FLI


open campus 2013

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Program 2013

Session 1 9:00-10:00 Welcome & Presentations
Lecture Hall, Abbe Centre Beutenberg

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bartelt, Chairman of Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V.

Dr. habil. Christoph Gerbig, Group leader, MPI for Biogeochemistry
Presentation of the MPI for Biogeochemistry

Prof. Dr. Bill Hansson, Managing Director, MPI for Chemical Ecology
Presentation of the MPI for Chemical Ecology
» Download: open campus_program/poster (pdf, 130 kByte)
Session 2 10:00-13:00 Posters & Coffee / Demonstrations

10:15-11:00 MPI for Biogeochemistry

Measuring Stable Isotopes (Willi Brand, IsoLab)
The stable isotope laboratory serves as a central service unit to the institute and to external partners for determining stable isotopic compositions of a large number of different sample types. In addition, the IsoLab has an independent role in the scientific community with a focus on new instrumental aspects, calibration, and isotopic standardization. For the air-CO2 community, IsoLab acts as a WMO Central Calibration Laboratory (CCL). Recently a complex analytical system for analyzing CH4 isotopes has been developed.
You will learn about the significance of stable isotope measurements as well as the instrumentation and procedure of measuring. [max 8 part.]

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11:15-12:00 Carbon & Nitrogen Determination in Environmental Samples
(Ines Hilke, RoMA-Lab)

RoMA (Routine Measurements & Analysis) is one of the service facilities of the MPI for Biogeochemistry. Our lab provides scientists with analytical primary data for further evaluation. Besides routine analyses, development and optimization of methods we assist in solving technical and chemical problems of our clients. Our lab routine comprises the determination of different parameters in liquids (e.g. groundwaters, seawaters, leachates and extracts) and solids (e.g. soils, sediments, rocks, plants and other biological materials), respectively with main focus on carbon and nitrogen determination. The analytical methods used are Elemental Analysis, Sum Parameter Analysis, Continuous Flow Analysis and Ion Chromatography.
You will get to know the lab and learn about the preparation of samples and the different types of analyses.
[max 8 part.]

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12:15-13:00 Drought Stress Experiments
(Department Biogeochemical Processes, Henrik Hartmann)

Forest ecosystems foster the bulk of terrestrial biodiversity and are a major driving force of the cycling of life-supporting elements (e.g., carbon, nitrogen). However increasingly frequence of heat and drought events have led to widespread forest mortality around the globe. Surprisingly, there are large gaps in the fundamental understanding of how drought kills trees. Current working hypotheses (carbon starvation, impeded carbon translocation, hydraulic failure) have little experimental support but a thorough understanding of these mechanisms is central to predicting impacts on forest ecosystems, future vegetation distribution and element cycling. Here we propose a series of experiments explicitly designed to partition the different mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality.
After a short theoretical introduction you will visit the greenhouse and learn about the experimental setup and the different measurements.
[max 15 part.]

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MPI for Chemical Ecology

10:15-11:00 Organization and History of the MPG
(Dr. Jan-W. Kellmann)
Max Planck Institutes are built up around world's leading researchers. They define their research subjects and are given optimal working conditions as well as free reign in selecting their staff. This is the core of the so called Harnack principle, which dates back to Adolf von Harnack, the first president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft - predecessor of the Max Planck Society - which was established in Berlin 1911. The lecture includes a short historical back view from the very beginning of Germany’s successful research organization, involving the years 1933-1945, and presents its current structure and status.
[max 30 part.]

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11:15-12:00 Schneiderhaus - the new Bioassay Facility
(Alexander Haverkamp and Michael Thoma)
In 2012 we could celebrate the opening of our new bioassay facility "Schneiderhaus". The building includes state-of-the-art climate chambers with newly developed LED illumination allowing for light conditions ranging from starlight to sunlight intensities. The main experiments conducted in the facility are wind-tunnel experiments with moths and a high-throughput behavioral paradigm with flies ("The Flywalk"). We will give an introduction to both experiments and projects currently running in the Schneiderhaus.
[max 15 part.]

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12:15-13:00 Mass Spectrometry: MS-Imaging/MSProteomics
(Dr. Aleš Svatoš and Dr. Natalie Wielsch)
ProtLab provides services in 1D and 2D-gel electrophoresis and massspectrometry based protein identifications. Typically samples are measured on a hybrid Q-TOF HDMS Synapt instrument with a high mass accuracy providing data usable for de novo sequencing of peptides / small polypeptides from nonsequenced organisms. The Synapt G1 HDMS connected to nanoAquity nanoLC system show high mass precision of MS and MS/MS data and reproducible retention times of eluted peptides. Due to this performance we are able to adopt several workflows for identification of proteins and their quantitation. We are also extensively involved in metabolomic studies. So far, chemicals were extracted from whole plants, insects, bacterial colonies and their abundance/structures were studied for the whole organism or for their larger sections. It is obvious to expect, that source of chemical signals will be colocalization with putative biosynthetic places or storing glands. In past several years we have initiated a program aimed at developing mass-spectrometry based methods for small molecule imaging (determining their topological-coded intensity maps). It was already applied to study plants, insects and bacteria. A spatial resolution available on campus is between 50 to 10 micrometers. [max 10 part.]

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Poster Session (MPI-BGC)

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Poster Session (MPI-CE)

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