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.
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
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.