Research Training Group 2498

Research Training Group 2498

Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments

RTG Christmas Party 2020

Today we will have our last RTG event for this year. Instead of having a PhD student seminar, our members will meet for a Christmas Party. Last year it was so much fun, but this year everthing is different due to the pandemic situation. Anyway we found a save solution to meet us at a virtual party room provided by There, our little avatars will together discover the space we exclusivly created for that event. Our PhD students contributed some funny details, memes and literature, that will make our party more exciting.

Next year we will continue our student seminar series after a short winter break on 13th January.

Visit of Axel Mithöfer cancelled

Due to the further aggravated pandemic situation exchange with external scientists will continue to take place online only. Regarding this, the vsit of Axel Mithöfer (MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Plant Defense Physiology), that was announced for December 15, has to be postponed. Hopefully we will be allowed to welcome scientific guests in spring or early summer again. Until then, we use the various possibilities of virtual exchange.

Please regularly check the upcoming RTG events to stay up to date.

New publication

“Reshaping of the Arabidopsis thaliana proteome landscape and co-regulation of proteins in development and immunity”

This may not be the latest news, but it is definitely worth mentioning: Wolfgang Hoehenwarter and his team published this article in Molecular Plants in September. Our PhD student Mohamed Ayash also contributed. Congratulations!

The journal is currently in press. A Journal Pre-proof version is available online:!

Online lecture of Markus Schwarzländer

Take your chance to hear a lecture of Markus Schwarzländer as part of the HPSC on 17 November with the title “Getting to grips with subcellular plant physiology”. It’s promissing to get really exciting. So don’t miss it.

Click here for detailed information about the event.

Special Guest Seminar of Prof. Karin Krupinska

After a quiet long period of Corona-break we’re now happy to announce an external speaker from Kiel. Prof. Karin Krupinska, cooperating scientist of our RTG as Co-Supervisor in two RTG projects, will give a talk about her research on “The chloroplast-nucleus located WHIRLY1 as master regulator of development and stress-resistance in barley”.

We’re really looking forward to her online presentation and are grateful for her input on 28 October.

Statistical Workshop (Online)

presented by Dr. Peter Paul Heym (Sum of Square)

Date: 28-30 September
Time: 9 am to 12.30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Dr. Peter Paul Heym about the course:

My aim is that participants develop a positive attitude towards their research and experiments and thus are able to evaluate and communicate their data with confidence. Small exercises or even games help, since they not only allow participants to practice together, but also to produce different results despite identical tasks and the same conditions. Why is this so? – Statistics help us to understand exactly this variability and learn from it. One of the core elements of my workshops and webinars is to gather experience through play and to consolidate it through subsequent discussion.
Therefore, the goal of this webinar is to give the participants an understanding of statistical thinking, safe application of statistical tests, and an introduction to experimental design.

The course is open for members of RTG 2467 and RTG 2498.

Happy Birthday RTG!!

The first year has passed. And it was a year of ups and downs.

Eleven young scientist started their PhD thesis in eleven promising project. Additionally, we associated four further PhD students who enrich our RTG with new input. Scientific progress and social cohesion were compromised by the pandemic lockdown, but we look forward to a productive and successful period in our second year.

Thanks to all contributing project leaders, PhD students, collaborators and friends!

Continue Seminar Series (Online)

During the lockdown due to Corona we especially miss our weekly RTG Seminars in the Lecture Hall of the Biologicum Greenhouse. In the past our PhD students presented their projects and recent results in a 20 min talk and got valuable feedback from colleagues and supervisors. To hear and discuss the progress of the projects was always interesting and enjoyable. So we decided, we no longer want to do without it.

But even if social life is slowly returning some how to normal status, it’s still important to prevent further Corona spreading. Having Online seminars gives us the chance to have scientific exchange without personal contact.

We’re looking forward to listening to the next speakers and their presentations (online!).

Tentative progress – entering the labs

Whenever possible, the RTG works safely from home. As all our PhD students are currently in the experimental phase of their PhD, it is increasingly difficult to proceed with scientific work without entering the laboratory. Currently, the 4th regulation for the containment of the spread of the coronavirus is in force (4. SARS-CoV-2-EindV). Public RTG events are still not taking place. Seminars, colloquiums and workshops are suspended. But under strict observance of the regulations the laboratories are open and research can take place tentatively.