Dr. Miriam Liedvogel is one of the winners of the North German Science Award

Dr. Miriam Liedvogel is one of the winners of the North German Science Award. This honors their joint research project with the Vogelwarte Wilhelmshaven and the University of Kiel about "The (epi-) genetic architecture of aging - a multi-generation study of common terns". Congratulations!
Dr. Miriam Liedvogel is one of the winners of the North German Science Award. This honors their joint research project with the Vogelwarte Wilhelmshaven and the University of Kiel about "The (epi-) genetic architecture of aging - a multi-generation study of common terns". Congratulations!

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The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology consists of the three departments Evolutionary Genetics, Evolutionary Theory and Microbial Population Biology.

It is focused on basic research to unravel general evolutionary processes, such as ecological adaptations, benefits of sexual reproduction or evolution of cooperation. The scope of the work includes ecological, organismic, molecular and theoretical approaches.
Christina Nimke, a former apprentice at the Max Planck Institute in Plön, has been awarded as best trainee in the field of biolab assistant in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Now she accepted the award and congratulations in Husum.The Max Planck Institute congratulates on this outstanding award!Picture: HK Flensbug/Dewanger

The best biology lab technician of the federal state was trained at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön

Christina Nimke, a former apprentice at the Max Planck Institute in Plön, has been awarded as best trainee in the field of biolab assistant in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Now she accepted the award and congratulations in Husum.
The Max Planck Institute congratulates on this outstanding award!
Picture: HK Flensbug/Dewanger
In contrast to the effects of chemical weapons, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from public awareness. A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare.In the journal Science, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier along with legal scholars from the University of Freiburg point out that this type of system could be more easily developed for use as a biological weapon than for the proposed agricultural purpose.

Biological warfare with instects?

In contrast to the effects of chemical weapons, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from public awareness. A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare.
In the journal Science, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier along with legal scholars from the University of Freiburg point out that this type of system could be more easily developed for use as a biological weapon than for the proposed agricultural purpose. [more]
After a serious illness, Martin Kalbe died on May 5, 2018 at the age of only 53. "The death of Martin Kalbe deeply shocked us," says Managing Director Arne Traulsen, speaking for the entire staff of the institute. "Martin Kalbe was a great scientist, colleague and person. He has supported our institute on many levels for decades. For this we are deeply grateful to him. Our compassion goes to his family and relatives."

In memory of Martin Kalbe

After a serious illness, Martin Kalbe died on May 5, 2018 at the age of only 53.

"The death of Martin Kalbe deeply shocked us," says Managing Director Arne Traulsen, speaking for the entire staff of the institute.
"Martin Kalbe was a great scientist, colleague and person. He has supported our institute on many levels for decades. For this we are deeply grateful to him. Our compassion goes to his family and relatives."

 
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