The fungus „Zymoseptoria tritici“ is a specialized wheat pathogen and can be responsible for major crop shortfalls. The Max Planck Fellow Group “Environmental Genomics”, led by Eva Stukenbrock, found out that Z. tritici damages the immune system of the infected plant systemically beyond the the local infection and thus makes it susceptible for further infections.

Z.tritici suppresses the wheat immune system systemically

The fungus „Zymoseptoria tritici“ is a specialized wheat pathogen and can be responsible for major crop shortfalls. The Max Planck Fellow Group “Environmental Genomics”, led by Eva Stukenbrock, found out that Z. tritici damages the immune system of the infected plant systemically beyond the the local infection and thus makes it susceptible for further infections.

Researchers from the department of Evolutionary Theory have collected scientific information and statistics about the COVID19 pandemic and explained it for the public on a special website.

COVID19 pandemic explained

Researchers from the department of Evolutionary Theory have collected scientific information and statistics about the COVID19 pandemic and explained it for the public on a special website.

Eva Stukenbrock has again been awarded a renowned fellowship.The American Society for Microbiology recently elected the evolutionary biologist as a member of their scientific academy. Eva Stukenbrock received this award for her research on plant pahtogenic fungi.

Eva Stukenbrock becomes fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Eva Stukenbrock has again been awarded a renowned fellowship.
The American Society for Microbiology recently elected the evolutionary biologist as a member of their scientific academy. Eva Stukenbrock received this award for her research on plant pahtogenic fungi.

A climate game developed by Max Planck researchers shows that global cooperation can be possible – although not without effort

Climate change increases migration at the expense of the poor

A climate game developed by Max Planck researchers shows that global cooperation can be possible – although not without effort

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded starting grants of up to 1.5 million euros to 408 scientists. Two of these highly-coveted grants go to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI-EB). Dr. Christian Hilbe (to the left) and Dr. Javier Lopez Garrido (to the right) each have been awarded such an ERC starting grant.

Highly-coveted EU funding for two Plön Max Planck researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded starting grants of up to 1.5 million euros to 408 scientists. Two of these highly-coveted grants go to
the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI-EB).
Dr.
Christian Hilbe (to the left) and Dr. Javier Lopez Garrido (to the right) each have been awarded such an ERC starting grant.

With computer simulated “multi channel games”, reseachers can lift game theory experiments on a new level: If players take part in multiple games in parallel, cooperative behaviour shows even more benefit than previous research suggests.

Cooperation pays off on multiple levels

With computer simulated “multi channel games”, reseachers can lift game theory experiments on a new level: If players take part in multiple games in parallel, cooperative behaviour shows even more benefit than previous research suggests.

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Cooperation pays off on multiple levels

August 07, 2020

With computer simulated “multi channel games”, reseachers can lift game theory experiments on a new level: If players take part in multiple games in parallel, cooperative behaviour shows even more benefit than previous research suggests.

Climate change increases migration at the expense of the poor

May 25, 2020

In 2018, around 16 million people were displaced by extreme climate events. People from poorer countries flee more often as a result of climate events. Scientists at the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and Meteorology in ...

Z.tritici suppresses the wheat immune system systemically

April 30, 2020

The fungus „Zymoseptoria tritici“ is a specialized wheat pathogen and can be responsible for major crop shortfalls. The Max Planck Fellow Group “Environmental Genomics”, led by Eva Stukenbrock, found out that Z. tritici damages the immune system of ...

Genetic diversity facilitates cancer therapy

November 07, 2019

The constant battle against infectious pathogens has had a decisive influence on the human immune system over the course of our evolution. A key role in our adaptation to pathogens is played by HLA molecules. These proteins activate the immune system ...

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