We are very happy to welcome Jazmin Reyes-Hernandez. Jazmin comes from Mexico and did her PhD with Joseph Dubrovsky.
The children observed flies, plants and anemones. They mixed and unmixed colors and even extracted DNA from tomato!
Their visit was a real success. The children, the teachers and the COS members were thrilled by the event.
This event built upon a teaching concept developed by Yohanns Bellaïche (Institut Curie, France) and curated by the Cercle FSER.
A huge thanks goes to: Marion Louveaux, Paola Ruiz Duarte, Emmanuel Gaquerel, Zheni Li, Olympe Grandcolas, Andrea Leibfried, Julie Carnesecchi, Katrin Domsch, Victor Jones, Marie Jacobovitz, Diana Bryant and Gideon Bergheim for making this event possible.
Some images of the event:
The german research foundation (DFG) has created the creation of a nation wide research consortium to elucidate the mechanisms by which plants organs acquire their specific shape. This multidisciplinary consortium called FOR2581: Morphodynamics of plants is established for an initial period of 3 years and is coordinated by Alexis Maizel. The RU2581 will receive DFG funding in the amount of approx. 2.7 million euros. The research unit RU2581 consists of nine expert laboratories from Heidelberg, Cologne, Munich and Göttingen with experts in the fields of plant development, computer sciences and physics.
In Heidelberg, the laboratories of Thomas Greb and Jan Lohmann both located at the Center for Organismal Studies as well as the laboratory of Fred Hamprecht from the Center for Scientific Computing are part of this consortium. In Cologne, are also members: the labs of Miltos Tsiantis, Richard Smith and Angela Hay all located at the Max Planck Institute for plant breeding. Finally, the labs of Kay Schneitz from the TU Munich and Karen Alim from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen are completing the line up.
We are all very excited by the joint work ahead of us.
Link to the press release of the DFG (in german)
Alexis will be present in Elche (Spain) on March 15-17 for the very nice Plant Organ Growth Symposium 2017 organised by José Luis Micol, Dirk Inzé and Nathalie Gonzalez.
Looking forward to this trip not only because sun will be there 😉 but also because the science we will hear will be one more time terrific.