Lab News

13.09.2019 Belgian-Bielefeld Meeting: RBP Workshop 2019

Thanks to Frank Van Breusegem for the invitation to and Zhicheng Zhang for organizing the RBP Workshop 2019.
We learned a lot and hope to see you all soon!

Belgian-Bielefeld RBP Workshop 2019

Back row, left to right: Zhicheng Zhang, Frank Van Breusegem, Sam Balzarini, Mareike Elgner, Dorothee Staiger.
Front row, left to right: Xingliang Duan, Meixia Li, Koen Geuten, Tino Köster, Olga Schmidt, Marlene Reichel.

 

After the workshop, Kai Xun Chan and Su Yin Phua took us out for dinner. Afterwards we marveled at Gents beauty.

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Marlene, Mareike and Olga also stayed the weekend, travelling to Bruges...

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... and enjoyed the big finale of the OdeGand music festival in Gent.

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05.09.2019 Lab Excursion 2019 - Duisburg, Landschaftspark-Nord

 

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08.08.2019 Never forget a Tradition!

We honoured our tradition and went to Lorenzos's for ice cream.

15.07.2019 Meixia Li visits our Lab.

Meixia Li, KU Leuven visited us and presented us her work 'The effect of ambient temperature on model plant Brachypodium distachyon and mRNA-bound proteomes in plants'.

Dinner Meixia Li

Big Celebration Time!

Congratulations, Marlene!

Marlene was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers.

Humboldt Fellowship Celebration

And congratulations, Mareike and Alex!

Their paper 'Regulation Of Flowering Time By The RNA-binding Proteins AtGRP7 And AtGRP8' was published.

Paper Celebration

02.-05.07.2019 SEB Seville 2019 - Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Spain.

Paula Duque, Maria Kalyna and John Brown organized a session on impact and function of alternative splicing in plants. As part of the session, Dorothee presented our work in her talk 'Ribonomics to unravel posttranscriptional networks in Arabidopsis'.

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Dorothee at a panel discussion. From left to right: John Brown, Dorothee Staiger, Martin Crespi.

SEB Seville 2019

Martin Crespi and Dorothee having a lively conversation at dinner.

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Dorothee, Craig Simspon and Allan James visit the Parasol. From left to right: Allan James, Dorothee Staiger, Craig Simpson.

28.06. - 30.06.2019 The Junior GBM City Group Bielefeld organizes this year´s Symposium of the Junior GBM

Click [here] to register for the Symposium.

Junior GBM City Group Bielefeld

Dorothee Staiger and Thomas Dierks, here with the Orga Team, serve as contact persons for the Bielefeld City Group. More information on the [Blog], on [twitter], and on [facebook].

11.-16.06.2019 Dorothee and Marlene attend the 24th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society in Krakow, Poland.

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22.05.2019 Labvolution 2019, Hannover

A few of us visited the Labvolution to keep up to date with innovative lab equipment and to listen to selected talks.

29.04.-03.05.2019 Seventh Brazilian Symposium on Plant Molecular Genetics, Campos do Jordão, São Paulo.

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Dorothee and Maria Helena de Souza Goldman at the Seventh Brazilian Symposium on Plant Molecular Genetics.

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The group of Maria Helena de Souza Goldman.

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Throwback Tuesday: Scientific Weavers

Back in February, when Prof. Dr. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska visited us, her and Dorothee visited one of Bielefeld's landmarks, the 'Leineweberdenkmal', in the historic quarter of Bielefeld.

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18.-20.03.2019 Dorothee presents our work at Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation in Plants 2019 (PGRP2019), held at the Todaji Cultural Center in Nara, Japan.

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Dorothee visiting the Sika deer at Nara Park with Haijing Jin and Martin Crespi.

October 2018-March 2019 Christiane goes to Fukuoka

Christiane Karasev joins Professor Tomonao Matsushita's lab at Kyushu University, faculty for agriculture, to work on phytochrome mediated RRC1-dependent alternative splicing in concert with RRIP.

Kyushu University

Faculty for Agriculture

October 2018-February 2019 Luisa goes to Copenhagen

Luisa Wittemeier joins Sebastian Marquardt's work group at Copenhagen's Plant Science Center to work on the effects of transcription speed on GRP7 and GRP8 expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Marquardt Lab Curling

 

18.-21.02.2019 Dorothee attends the 32th conference on Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen. As last years host and this years co-organizer, Dorothee gave the Farewell Lecture on 'The ups and downs and byways of circadian biology'.

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Dorothee at Dabringhausen 2019

 

October 2018-January 2019 Paulina goes to Barcelona

Paulina Lukomska joins Ignacio Rubio-Somoza's work group at the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Spain, to work on Cas-induced gene silencing at RNA level in plants.

Paulina Lukomska

 

04.02.2019 Prof. Dr. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, visits Bielefeld

 

Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska

 

07.12.2018 Absolvententag

As dean Dorothee lead through the celebration of the faculty of biology. Congrats to all our students who successfully completed their thesis this year in our department.

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Photo: Nina Hinkers

 

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24.-27.09.2018 Dorothee visits Paula Duque in Portugal

Dorothee visits Paula and her group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Oeiras and enjoys lifely discussions with all the collaborators on their fascinating projects.

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19.09.2018 Lab Excursion 2018 - Dr. Oetker

 

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07.09.2018 Congrats to Katja!

Katja wins Best Paper Prize in Plant Sciences 2018 awarded by the Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft for our iCLIP publication.

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Tweet by Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft.

Notice by Bielefeld University.

Read the publication in Genome Biology.

 

01.08.2018 International Young Investigator Symposium Bielefeld

Dr. Marlene Reichel from the ETH Zürich visits Bielefeld.

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On July 19th, Dr. Rachel Green (Hebrew University) visits our group

18.07.2017 Congrats to Christine!

PhD exam Christine Nolte.

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May 2018 Congrats to Laura!

Laura Arribas-Hernández was awareded an EMBO short term scholarship for a research stay in our lab.

Laura Arribas-Hernández

 

09.05.2018 Weather for ice cream!

 

Ice cream

 

03.-05.05.2018 Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur Pflanzenbiochemie

Dorothee and Katja attend Wallenfelser Rundgespräche. Katja presents her work on RNA-protein interactions.

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Photo: Universität Bayreuth

 

24.04.2018 Dr. Kathi Zarnack from the Goethe University Frankfurt visits Bielefeld

 

Kathi Zarnack

 

28.03.2018 Prof. Dr. John WS Brown from the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, visits Bielefeld

 

John Brown

 

14.-16.03.2018 III. International PP1530 Symposium: Genetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes and Applications for Crop Improvement

Dorothee and Mikael report on work on flowering time control in our group.

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Photo: PP1530

 

07.03.2018 Frankfurter Allemeine Zeitung reports on MBP2018

The article highlights new developments to achieve transgene-free genome editing in crops, presented by Prof. Caixia Gao. The article also emphasizes the importance of non-coding RNAs and RNA-based regulation for plant performance.

Read the full article in the FAZ here.

 

23.02.2018 It was our pleasure to host the 31st conference Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen!

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15.02.2018 We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 31st conference Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen next week!

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Visit the conference webpage.

 

16.01.2018 Jun. Prof. Dr. Michaela Müller-McNicoll from the Goethe University Frankfurt visits Bielefeld

 

Michaela Müller-McNicoll

 

13.12.2017 Thanks to the research_tv team!

The research_tv team of Bielefeld University produced a feature on the circadian clock and our work.

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Photo: Bielefeld University

 

 

01.12.2017 Congrats to Nina!

Congratulations to Nina Kim Stoffel who was awarded the prize of the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) for her excellent Master's degree!

Nina Kim Stoffel

Photo: Bielefeld University/Ch. Weische

 

14.11.2017 Celebration of our recent publication on iCLIP in Genome Biology

iCLIP Paper

A recent article on our work in the Westfalen-Blatt.

Publication in Genome Biology.

 

18.-20.10.2017 Alexander von Humboldt Network Meeting Bielefeld

AvH fellows visit the Chair of RNA Biology and Molecular Physiology. Dorothee, Tino and Mikael organize a seminar where the fellows present their work and lead a guided tour through the growth facilites and the greenhouses.

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10.-14.10.2017 SFB 960 symposium

Dorothee attends symposium of SFB 960 The Biology of RNA-Protein Complexes in Regensburg and presents our work on iCLIP and RIP-seq.

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Photo: SFB 960

 

October 2017-February 2018 Ilsa goes to Dundee

Ilsa Schneider joins Gordon Simpson's work group at the University of Dundee, Scotland, to work on mutants of the autonomous pathway and the m6A complex.

Ilsa Schneider

 

October 2017-February 2018 Sara visits Dundee

Sara Kobusch joins Prof. John Brown's research group at the James Hutton Institute, University of Dundee in Scotland, to examine the regulation of alternative splicing in cold response.

Sara Kobusch

 

October 2017-February 2018 Britta and Paul go to Bern

Britta Wenzel and Paul Kunath join Dr. Christoph Lippuner at the Inselspital Bern to work on miRNA regulated gene expression in the immune system.

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October 2017-January 2018 Melina visits Uppsala

Melina Martin joins Per Jemth's research group at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology in Uppsala, Sweden, to work on structure-function relationships of proteins.

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October 2017-January 2018 Ramona works in Manchester

Ramona Reichelt joins the group of Dr. Miriam Smith at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, University of Manchester, UK. She is involved in sequencing to identify mutations associated with tumours.

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27.+28.09.2017 Tino and Katja attend IGC symposium

Tino and Katja attend the IGC Symposium on Plant RNA Biology in Oeiras (Portugal) and present their work on RNA-protein interactions.

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Photo: SFB 960

 

18.07.2017 Congrats to Katja!

PhD exam Katja Meyer.

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20.-23.06.2017 Dorothee, Alex and Mikael attend the International Workshop on Genome Engineering and Epigenetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes at the IPK in Gatersleben

Alex and Mikael present their work on flowering time control on the 6th annual consortium meeting of the DFG Priority Program Flowering Time Control - From Natural Variation to Crop Improvement.

IPK 2017

 

Congratulations to Kasia!

Kasia was awarded the Helmut-Skowronek-Stipendium for Polish PhD students at Bielefeld University.

Kasia 2017

 

18.-20.05.2017 Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur Pflanzenbiochemie

Dorothee attends Wallenfelser Rundgespräche.

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17.05.2017 Lab Excursion 2017 - Labvolution

 

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21.04.2017 Masterpieces of our highly motivated bachelor students!

 

Spezialmodul 2017

 

23.03.2017 Farewell Dinner with Julieta

 

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21.-24.02.2017 Dorothee, Katja and Martin attend 30th conference on Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen

Katja presents her work on RNA-protein interactions.

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Participants of the 30th conference in Dabringhausen.

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Reinhold von Sengbusch Awards for the best posters and talks of the conference.

 

A warm welcome to Dr. Julieta Mateos, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow in February/March 2017!

 

Julieta Mateos

 

02.12.2016 Congratulations to Janina!

Janina Lüders who was awarded the price of the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) for the best Master degree in Molecular Cell Biology.

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November 2016 A warm welcome to Natalie!

Visiting scientist Natalie Williams from UC Riverside (California, USA) joins the lab to study the SRR1 protein together with Mikael.

Natalie Williams

 

October 2016 – March 2017 Paul visits Bern

Paul Kunath joins the lab of Dr. Christoph Lippuner at the Inselspital in Berne.

Paul Kunath

 

October 2016 – January 2017 Nina goes to Poznan

Nina Härting joins the lab of Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska at AMU, Poznan, to work with Dr. Jakub Donata.

Nina Härting

 

October 2016 – February 2017 Peter works in Glasgow

Peter Hombach joins the lab of Prof. Dr. John Christie, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology of the University of Glasgow, to work on photobiology and optogenetics.

Peter Hombach

 

October 2016 – March 2017 Cassandra visits Stockholm

Cassandra Cieslak joins the lab of Prof. Dr. Hendrik Druid at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, to work in forensic medicine.

Cassandra Cieslak

 

October 2016 – March 2017 Nina goes to Knoxville

Nina Pfisterer joins the lab of Prof. Frank Löffler, University of Tennessee.

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October 2016 – March 2017 Louisa works in San Diego

Louisa Habich joins the lab of Prof. Stephan Lange, School of Cardiovascular Medicine, UCSD.

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Olga's (and Mareike's) Bachelor and Janina's Master was celebrated with a Cell...fie

 

Cell Cake

 

28.-30.09.2016 4. Post-EURASNET Meeting in Poznan

Dorothee presents work on posttranscriptional control in Arabidopsis.

PostEURASNET 2016

 

16.09.2016 Lab Excursion 2016 - Hermannsdenkmal

 

Ausflug 2016

 

August 2016 Ice cream

 

Ice cream 2016

 

18.01.2016 Prof. Dr. Rob McClung from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH visits Bielefeld

Rob McClung gives an expert talk on Biological timing - wie die innere Uhr unser Leben steuert (ekVV 205078).

Rob McClung

 

15.12.2015 Christmas Party

 

Christmas Party 2015

 

November 2015 – February 2016 Marius goes to Portugal

Marius Brechtenkamp joins the lab of Dr. Paula Duque at the Insituto Gulbenkian to work on splicing factors in Arabidopsis thaliana .

Marius Brechtenkamp

 

November 2015 – February 2016 Mareike visits Paris

Mareike Busche joins the lab of Prof. Martin Crespi at the Université Paris Sud to work on microRNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana roots.

Mareike Busche

 

November 2015 – March 2016 Dilek works in Manchester

Dilek Batur joins the lab of Dr. Christian Heintzen and Dr. Sue Crosthwaite at Manchester University to work on circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa .

Dilek Batur

 

October 2015 – February 2016 Olga goes to Dundee

Olga Schmidt joins the lab of Prof. Gordon Simpson at the James Hutton Institute to work on RNA-based regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana .

Olga Schmidt

 

27.07.2015 Farewell Dinner with Tejasvinee

 

Farewell Tejasvinee

 

10.+11.07.2015 Katja and Dorothee attend Posttranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Plants Conference in Paris, France.

 

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July 2015 Ice cream

 

Ice cream 2015

 

A warm welcome to Tejasvinee!

DAAD scholar Tejasvinee Mody (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali) joins the lab for a research project.

Tejasvinee Mody

 

06.02.2015 Congrats to Alex!

PhD exam Alexander Steffen.

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18.12.2014 Congratulations to Tino!

PhD exam Tino Köster.

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November 2014 – March 2015 Janis and Natalie visit Manchester

Janis Miyanji and Natalie Kobi join the lab of Dr. Christian Heintzen at Manchester University to work on circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa .

Janis and Natalie

 

October 2014 – March 2015 Tim works in Knoxville

Tim Lohoff joins the lab of Albrecht von Arnim to work on translational control and circadian rhythms in Arabidopsis thaliana .

Tim Lohoff

 

Lab Excursion 2014 - Freilichtmuseum Detmold

 

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Stefan Lichtenberger (FH Krems) joins the lab for a research project

 

Stefan Lichtenberger

 

30.06. - 02.07.2014 Katja and Dorothee present the work of the group at the Post-transcriptional Gene Expression Regulation in Plants Conference in Poznan, Poland

 

PTGR 2014

 

06.02.2015 Congrats to Christian!

PhD exam Christian Hackmann.

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June 2014 Ice cream

 

Ice cream 2014

 

II. International Symposium: Genetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes and Applications for Crop Improvement

Symposium held at Bielefeld University March 24-26 2014. Local organizing committee: Dorothee Staiger, Daniela Holtgräwe, Selahattin Danisman.

 

12.-14.07.2013 Tino Köster and Katja Meyer attend RNA-Meeting in Wittenberg, organized by Christian Hammann, Bremen, and Dorothee Staiger, Bielefeld

 

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Tunde Nyiko from Daniel Silhavy's lab visited the clocklab to do experiments with Tino

 

Tunde Nyiko

 

17.10.2012 The Clocklab presents research activities on Biological timing in plants to the public during the ScienceCafe

The ScienceCafe was organized by Johanna Leuner, Patrick Piecha (Bielefeld Stadtmarketing) and Martin Knabenreich (Radio Bielefeld).

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04.-06.10.2012 Meeting of the GBM study group RNA Biochemistry

Congratulations to Martina for winning the poster prize!

NAR Awards 2012

Poster Martina

 

21.09.2012 The clocklab welcomes a delegation from Yokohama City University

Prof Shinsuke Kutsuna and eleven graduates students were visiting research institutions in Northern Germany including the 'Forschungszentrum Jülich' and Bielefeld University. Prof. Kutsuna has made significant contributions to the field of circadian rhythms, the main reserach topic also in our lab. The students had a tour through the lab and discussed their projects with students from Bielefeld University.

 

18.05.2012 Fascination of plants day

 

 

29. Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur Pflanzenbiochemie May 2012

Christin Korneli presents her work.

Wallenfels 2012

 

13.04.2012 Congratulations to Christin!

PhD exam Christin Korneli.

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22.12.2011 Congratulations to Kornelia!

PhD exam Kornelia Voß.

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19.12.2011 Congrats to Sela!

PhD defense Selahattin Danisman.

PhD defense Selahattin Danisman

 

28. Wallenfelser Rundgespräch zur Pflanzenbiochemie Mai 2011

Martina Lummer presents her work.

Wallenfels 2011

 

Lab excursion 2011 - Zoo Osnabrück

 

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The group 2011

 

Group 2011

 

The clocklab welcomes Oana Ciuzan from USAMV Klausenburg, Rumaenia. She is a stipend of Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

 

Oana Ciuzan

 

Lab excursion 2010 - Velmerstot, Silbermühle

 

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Congrats to Martina!

PhD exam Martina Lummer.

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February - April 2010: Research stay of Christin Korneli in the Alfano lab, Nebraska University, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

 

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The group 2009

 

Group 2009

 

Visit of Prof. Jim Alfano 2009 - Olderdissen

 

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Lab excursion 2009 - Bad Salzuflen

 

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20. International Arabidopsis Conference - Edinburgh 2009

 

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Sommerfest 2009

 

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Renzo's famous ice cream

 

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Poster prize Corinna Streitner - Dabringhausen 2009

 

Dabringhausen 2009

 

Lab excursion 2008

 

Lab excursion 2008

 

Christmas 2008 - Feuerzangenbowle

 

Christmas 2008

 

17.10.2008 PhD exam Daniel Pietsch

 

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Poster session 2008 at CeBiTec

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07.02.2008 PhD exam Corinna Streitner

 

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17.10.2008 PhD exam Jan Schöning

 

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Lab excursion 2007 - Hücker Moor

 

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Gordon Research Conference on Chronobiology - Aussois 2007

 

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Lab excursion 2006 - Zoo Hannover

 

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Lab excursion 2005 - Oerlinghausen

 

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The group 2005

 

Group 2005

 

Verabschiedung von Frau Prof. Pistorius 2004

 

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Lab excursion 2003 - Bückeburg castle

 

Lab excursion 2003

 

Student course 2003

 

Student course 2003