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Eliane Gomes Alves receives Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

European Geosciences Union honors Eliane Gomes Alves, project leader in the Trumbore department, with the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award.


German-Colombian research collaboration, sparked by award-winning PhD candidate

The Colombia PeatSense Congress in Bogotá, enabled by an award to PhD student Antje Uhde, brought together German and Colombian peatland scientists.


Oxidant pollutant ozone removes mating barriers between fly species

Elevated ozone levels increase the occurrence of mostly sterile hybrids between different species of the genus Drosophila

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers from the…


New habitats affect plant defense

An international team of researchers has investigated the question of whether the chemical defenses of plants changes when they have established themselves in new geographical regions. Greenhouse…


Silkmoths: Different olfactory worlds of females and males

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, together with colleagues from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, has studied olfaction in female…


Minerals and land use determine carbon storage in soils

Carbon sequestration in soils can contribute to mitigate climate change, and soil organic matter associated with minerals has the highest capacity to store carbon. A team of researchers, including…


Customized layers: Jena researchers develop new method for manufacturing tailor-made semiconductor thin films

Organic semiconductor materials are promising key technologies for the development of state-of-the-art optoelectronic components and are used in photovoltaics as well as in sensor technology and…


Jena biophotonics expert Jürgen Popp honored for pioneering research

The winner of this year’s prestigious Charles Mann Award of the American Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) is Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, one of the world’s leading…


Nature is inventive - the same substance is produced differently by plants

Individual species of very different plant families produce special indole-derived defense compounds called benzoxazinoids. However, the biosynthetic pathway of these compounds was so far only known…


Illuminated: Researchers investigate new physical phenomena on the nanoscale with microstructured fibers

Researchers at Leibniz IPHT have succeeded in contributing to significant advances in deciphering tiny nanoobjects: Using special optical fibers, they identified a new optical mode that enables…


Division of labor affects the risk of infection

In a new study in Nature Communications, an international research team including scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology reports that, given the same genetic makeup, individual…


It all depends on the genetic diversity

In a recent study in PNAS, a team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, shows that a single mutation that has immediate effects on plant fitness is…


Shaping the world with light and women´s power: Leibniz IPHT offers career workshop in Jena

In order to encourage young female scientists to decide for a career in the photonics sector and to better connect them, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) is organizing the…


On the right track - Novel treatment approach for soft tissue tumors

Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging in Jena and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg have discovered a novel treatment approach for soft tissue tumors, which are…


Beewolf symbiosis: Protective shield for allies

The digger wasps protect their symbionts from toxic nitric oxide released by their eggs to kill pathogens

In a new study researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena and the…


Land surface temperatures follow simple physics, likely because of the complexity of the processes involved

Radiation largely shapes variations of temperatures across continents, but evaporation and turbulent heat transfer also play their part. These are inherently complex processes. Following a new…


Functional surface refinement: Targeted control of growth dynamics of finest tin layers

Nanometer-scale coatings with functional materials play an important role in many sensory, electronic and photonic applications. An international team of researchers – coordinated by Leibniz IPHT in…


Desert ants increase the visibility of their nest entrances in the absence of landmarks

If other visual cues are missing, ants build higher nest hills to facilitate homing of foraging nest mates.


Hugo Geiger Award to Robert Klas

Large-scale facilities shrink to the size of a laboratory desk, and with the help of EUV light, the needle in the haystack or the Euro on the soccer field can finally be found.


Perseverance and…


Symbiotische Pilze verwandeln Terpene aus dem Fichtenharz in Lockstoffe für den Borkenkäfer

Die Pilzpartner setzen beim Abbau von Fichtenrinde flüchtige Verbindungen frei, die der Schädling durch spezialisierte Geruchssinneszellen wahrnimmt ...


„In die Forschung zu lebensbedrohlichen Pilzinfektionen wird zu wenig Geld investiert“

Die WHO hat Ende 2022 zum ersten Mal eine Liste der wichtigsten Pilzpathogene veröffentlicht und damit die hohe Bedeutung der Forschung und Entwicklung zum Thema Pilzinfektionen hervorgehoben. Im…


The dark cost of being toxic - Sequestration of plant toxins by monarch butterflies leads to reduced warning signal conspicuousness

An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena has discovered that the striking orange and black wings of monarch butterflies not only…


Welcome to the nucleus the new canteen of the Leibniz-HKI

The nucleus - the new canteen of the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute - is located in the HKI Biotech Center. The nucleus is open to…


Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms

Diatoms show complex behavior: They can select between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources.


Desert ants have an amazing odor memory

The insects can learn many food odors and remember them all their lives


Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology used behavioral experiments to show that desert ants are able to…