Articles for category "SPPMB"

24 Sep 2019 ·  SPPMB

New Section's speakers elected

Stefan Rensing and Andrea Bräutigam after the election. Use of photo with kind permission from Hartmut Lichtenthaler

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rensing (Marburg University) now became first speaker of our Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology (SPPMB) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Bräutigam (Bielefeld University) our deputy speaker. They were elected at the member assembly during this year's Botanikertagung at Rostock, Germany, on 17th September. Rensing, who was the Section's deputy speaker until now, follows Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf), who did not stood for re-election after ten years being our Section’s speaker.

25 Jul 2019 ·  SPPMB

For precision breeding and sustainable agriculture

Our Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology (SPPMB) in the German Society for Plant Sciences (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG), in which more than 200 scientific members are organised, reaches out to the newly elected European Parliament and the European Commission to adjust the old EU legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMO), issued in 2001, to current scientific knowledge and international stands. Together with 115 scientific organisations and  institutes they suggest useing the potential of precision breeding techniques like Genome Editing to enable sustainable agriculture and food production in the EU.

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10 Nov 2018 ·  SPPMB

Obituary and Tribute: Martin Bopp, 1923–2018

On August 30, 2018, Professor Emeritus Martin Bopp, an internationally highly regarded botanist and former director of the Botanical Institute at the University of Heidelberg, died in Wuppertal, Germany, at the age of 95 years. Professor Hartmut Lichtenthaler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany and former speaker of our Section of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology) and Rüdiger Hell (Bopps successor at the chair Molecular Biology of Plants, Centre for Organismal Studies, COS, Heidelberg, Germany) summarize his academic career as well as his other academic activities in their obituary in the Journal of Plant Physiology (DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2018.10.016). Plant physiologist Bopp besides many other honours and obligations served as deputy speaker of our Section of the German Society of Plant Sciences (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG) from 1980 – 1982 (see: Gründung und Geschichte der Sektion). The authors remind us of an esteemed scientific friend and an inspiring and enthusiastic academic teacher. Several images round off the obituary.

Source: Journal of Plant Physiology

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10 Aug 2017 ·  SPPMB


Sorry, in German only

Die Sektion Pflanzenphysiologie und Molekularbiologie wurde 1978 parallel zur europäischen Föderation der Pflanzenphysiologen (Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology, FESPP) gegründet. Zunächst noch unter anderem Namen. Prof. Dr. Hartmut Lichtenthaler hat mit den bisherigen Vorsitzenden gesprochen, zusammengestellt, welche Hürden sie nahmen und welche Neuerungen sie einführten und hat so die Geschichte der Sektion zusammengetragen. Er berichtet von den Gründungsvätern, der Wiedervereinigung mit den Kollegen aus der ehemaligen DDR und der Etablierung der berühmten Tagung in Dabringhausen.

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The Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology is the independent network for plant physiology and molecular biology in the genomic age. Being a non-profit organisation the largest experts' group within the Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (German Society for Plant Sciences) unites all generations of scientists, furthers research and higher education according to its statutes und supports young researchers. It represents its approximately 200 members in the scientific community, in the public and in politics. Every year it organizes the well-known Conference Molecular Biology of Plants. At this event and via its job mailing list it brings together young scientists and renowned experts.

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