25.07.2020 iGEM India Biosummit 2020
Janina was the Chairperson in the Commitee 'Prevention of Biowarfare' in this year's iGEM India Biosummit. At the center of discussion where the topics Biosafety and Biosecurity with many questions focussing on Covid-19. Proposals were developed on how the education and sensitisation of research scientists could be improved internationally and at university level regarding these topics. Furthermore, suggestions were elaborated on how institutions could be established to standardize and improve risk assessment and risk minimization.
26.06.2020 Second Status Meeting of the Project "UPA" per zoom in Corona times.
19.06.2020 Congrats Christiane!
PhD exam Christiane Nöh.
03.-05.03.2020 - Kick off meeting for our joint Beethoven Life project "UPA - U1 snRNP and polyadenlytion in plants - a novel liaison" with the Jarmołowski lab at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
October 2019 - February 2020 Anna goes to London, Canada
Anna Spierling joins the lab of Jeremy Burton at the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada, to work on Metformin and its influence on CaOx stone formation and life span of Drosophila melanogaster.
11. - 14. February 2020 Dorothee attends the 33th conference on Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen
Foto: Pavlína Miklankova
Please find the full conference Report on the [German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG)] website.
September 2019 - July 2020 Chantal goes to Glasgow
Chantal Potrafke joins the lab of Hugh Nimmo and Allan Jones in Glasgow to work on plant circadian rhythms.
September 2019 - January 2020 Katharina and Rebekka go to Copenhagen
Katharina Grunert and Rebecca Wolf join the lab of Sebastian Marquardt at the Copenhagen Plant Science Center.
02.01.2020 Check out Marlene's Interview!
Read the interview on Universität Bielefeld Aktuell.
October-December 2019 Annika goes to Stockholm
Annika Wunsch joins the group of Professor Ralph Knöll at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, to work on cardiomyopathies.
13.12.2019 Congrats Kasia!
PhD exam Katarzyna Krowicka.
11.12.2019 Dr. Tom Laloum presents his work.
Dr. Tom Laloum, from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Lisbon, Portugal, concluded his second reasearch stay in our lab and presented his work 'Regulation of ABA-mediated stress responses by SR protein splicing factors in Arabidopsis'.
06.12.2019 Absolvententag 2019.
As the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Dorothee guided the graduate students and their families trough the event.
Congrats, Katharina! Katharina was awarded the price of the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) for her master thesis 'Feasibility of CAM Engineering in C3 Plants'!
26.09.2019 Lisa-Marie Schmid visits our Lab.
Lisa-Marie Schmid, from 'Biozentrum der LMU München', Department Biologie I - Botanik, visited us and presented us her work 'PUMPKIN and its role in chloroplast RNA metabolism'.
25.09.2019 Dorothee attends the Fairwell Symposium of Prof. Renate Scheibe at the University of Osnabrück.
Photos: Renate Scheibe, Osnabrück
20.09.2019 Arantxa Rojas visits our Lab.
Arantxa Rojas, from the Palatnik Lab, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario, Argentina, visited us and presented us her work 'Identification of key sequence features required for microRNA biogenisis in plants'.
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!
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.
Marlene, Mareike and Olga also stayed the weekend, travelling to Bruges...
... and enjoyed the big finale of the OdeGand music festival in Gent.
05.09.2019 Lab Excursion 2019 - Duisburg, Landschaftspark-Nord
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'.
Big Celebration Time!
Marlene was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers.
And congratulations, Mareike and Alex!Their paper 'Regulation Of Flowering Time By The RNA-binding Proteins AtGRP7 And AtGRP8' was published.
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'.
Dorothee at a panel discussion. From left to right: John Brown, Dorothee Staiger, Martin Crespi.
Martin Crespi and Dorothee having a lively conversation at dinner.
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 GBMClick [here] to register for the Symposium.
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.
23.-25.5.2019 Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur PflanzenbiochemieDorothee attends Wallenfelser Rundgespräche and presents our work.
Photo: Wallenfels, Universität Bayreuth
22.05.2019 Labvolution 2019, HannoverA 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.
Dorothee and Maria Helena de Souza Goldman at the Seventh Brazilian Symposium on Plant Molecular Genetics.
The group of Maria Helena de Souza Goldman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
04.02.2019 Prof. Dr. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, visits Bielefeld
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.
14.- 29.11.2018 UN Biodiversity Conference
Janina Lüders attended the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP14) in Egypt in 2018 as an After iGEM delegate, taking part in policy making with global influence. Together with Ana Sifuentes (iGEM Headquarter, USA), Justin Vigar (Canada), Aiswarya Prasad (India) and Nina Jerala (Slovenia) she was asked to speak at the side event “LMOs, Synbio and DSI: Experiences from farmers and young scientists” (LMO= Living modified organisms, DSI: Digital Sequence Information).
From left to right: Justin Vigar, Ana Sifuentes, Aiswarya Prasad, Janina Lüders, and Nina Jerala
Janina engaged with global policy makers, stakeholders, the scientific community, several NGOs and others to engage in the process of achieving the Aichi biodiversity targets, to develop the post-2020 biodiversity framework and to discuss the application and implementation of several frameworks in the scientific world, such as Nagoya and Cartagena protocol. She met with the German delegation to the Conference and discussed the impact on the national scientific community with them.
This great learning experience that truly was a life changing event highlighted the importance of human practices as well as networking and collaboration of all stakeholders in international policy and diplomacy. Janina is very grateful for this experience and opportunity to be one of the voices of young scientists at this event with great impact on global policy.
Last but not least, the perks of attending this conference hosted by the Egyptian Government in Sharm-El-Sheik came with the opportunity to enjoy the lovely scenery of Egypt!
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.
19.09.2018 Lab Excursion 2018 - Dr. Oetker
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.
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.
On July 19th, Dr. Rachel Green (Hebrew University) visits our group
18.07.2017 Congrats to Christine!
PhD exam Christine Nolte.
May 2018 Congrats to Laura!
Laura Arribas-Hernández was awareded an EMBO short term scholarship for a research stay in our lab.
09.05.2018 Weather for ice cream!
03.-05.05.2018 Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur Pflanzenbiochemie
Dorothee and Katja attend Wallenfelser Rundgespräche. Katja presents her work on RNA-protein interactions.
24.04.2018 Dr. Kathi Zarnack from the Goethe University Frankfurt visits Bielefeld
28.03.2018 Prof. Dr. John WS Brown from the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, visits Bielefeld
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.
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!
15.02.2018 We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 31st conference Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen next week!
Visit the conference webpage.
16.01.2018 Jun. Prof. Dr. Michaela Müller-McNicoll from the Goethe University Frankfurt visits Bielefeld
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.
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!
14.11.2017 Celebration of our recent publication on iCLIP in Genome Biology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18.07.2017 Congrats to Katja!
PhD exam Katja Meyer.
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.
Congratulations to Kasia!
Kasia was awarded the Helmut-Skowronek-Stipendium for Polish PhD students at Bielefeld University.
18.-20.05.2017 Wallenfelser Rundgespräche zur Pflanzenbiochemie
Dorothee attends Wallenfelser Rundgespräche.
17.05.2017 Lab Excursion 2017 - Labvolution
21.04.2017 Masterpieces of our highly motivated bachelor students!
23.03.2017 Farewell Dinner with Julieta
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.
A warm welcome to Dr. Julieta Mateos, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow in February/March 2017!
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.
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.
October 2016 – March 2017 Paul visits Bern
Paul Kunath joins the lab of Dr. Christoph Lippuner at the Inselspital in Berne.
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.
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.
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.
October 2016 – March 2017 Nina goes to Knoxville
Nina Pfisterer joins the lab of Prof. Frank Löffler, University of Tennessee.
October 2016 – March 2017 Louisa works in San Diego
Louisa Habich joins the lab of Prof. Stephan Lange, School of Cardiovascular Medicine, UCSD.
Olga's (and Mareike's) Bachelor and Janina's Master was celebrated with a Cell...fie
28.-30.09.2016 4. Post-EURASNET Meeting in Poznan
Dorothee presents work on posttranscriptional control in Arabidopsis.
16.09.2016 Lab Excursion 2016 - Hermannsdenkmal
August 2016 Ice cream
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).
15.12.2015 Christmas Party
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
27.07.2015 Farewell Dinner with Tejasvinee
10.+11.07.2015 Katja and Dorothee attend Posttranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Plants Conference in Paris, France.
July 2015 Ice cream
A warm welcome to Tejasvinee!
DAAD scholar Tejasvinee Mody (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali) joins the lab for a research project.
06.02.2015 Congrats to Alex!
PhD exam Alexander Steffen.
18.12.2014 Congratulations to Tino!
PhD exam Tino Köster.
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 .
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 .
Lab Excursion 2014 - Freilichtmuseum Detmold
Stefan Lichtenberger (FH Krems) joins the lab for a research project
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
06.02.2015 Congrats to Christian!
PhD exam Christian Hackmann.
June 2014 Ice cream
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
Tunde Nyiko from Daniel Silhavy's lab visited the clocklab to do experiments with Tino
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).
04.-06.10.2012 Meeting of the GBM study group RNA Biochemistry
Congratulations to Martina for winning the poster prize!
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.
13.04.2012 Congratulations to Christin!
PhD exam Christin Korneli.
22.12.2011 Congratulations to Kornelia!
PhD exam Kornelia Voß.
19.12.2011 Congrats to Sela!
PhD defense Selahattin Danisman.
28. Wallenfelser Rundgespräch zur Pflanzenbiochemie Mai 2011
Martina Lummer presents her work.
Lab excursion 2011 - Zoo Osnabrück
The group 2011
The clocklab welcomes Oana Ciuzan from USAMV Klausenburg, Rumaenia. She is a stipend of Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.
Lab excursion 2010 - Velmerstot, Silbermühle
Congrats to Martina!
PhD exam Martina Lummer.
February - April 2010: Research stay of Christin Korneli in the Alfano lab, Nebraska University, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
The group 2009
Visit of Prof. Jim Alfano 2009 - Olderdissen
Lab excursion 2009 - Bad Salzuflen
20. International Arabidopsis Conference - Edinburgh 2009
Renzo's famous ice cream
Poster prize Corinna Streitner - Dabringhausen 2009
Lab excursion 2008
Christmas 2008 - Feuerzangenbowle
17.10.2008 PhD exam Daniel Pietsch
Poster session 2008 at CeBiTec
07.02.2008 PhD exam Corinna Streitner
17.10.2008 PhD exam Jan Schöning
Lab excursion 2007 - Hücker Moor
Gordon Research Conference on Chronobiology - Aussois 2007
Lab excursion 2006 - Zoo Hannover
Lab excursion 2005 - Oerlinghausen
The group 2005
Verabschiedung von Frau Prof. Pistorius 2004
Lab excursion 2003 - Bückeburg castle
Student course 2003