Martins PhD defence
Congratulations to Martin, this was an excellent defense talk!
It is worth mentioning, that he is the first PhD student finishing in our lab.
Last Thursday the group members testet their racing skills on the go-kart track, Jena. After a warm-up and a qualifying round, the field only saw Martin’s taillights during the race. He proved to be the legitimate winner by finishing the race over 30 seconds ahead of the second and third placed drivers (Johannes and André).
After the obligatory photos on the podium, the group headed downtown to close the day with cool margaritas and spicy Mexican food.
Group outing: dinner at El Sombrero!
In celebration of our latest published papers (in Cell Chem Bio and PNAS) as well as sucessfull research grant applications (DFG, Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung) the group went out for taccos and margaritas.
Visit from the President of the Leibniz Association
On Wednesday, October 20th Prof. Dr. Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, visited the HKI. After an inspiring talk, Prof. Kleiner visited the Stallforth lab where Pierre introduced him to our research on bacteria-amoeba interactions.
Dicty Conference, Geneva
Rose, Martin, Rob, and Pierre went to the 2017 Dictyostelium Conference in Geneva. Martin and Rob were both awarded a travel grant and Pierre received a prize for his talk on natural products from social amoebae.
medac Research Prize
for our publication on bacterially produced amoebicides(2016, ACIE, 55, 8944.)
Johannes Arp joins that lab as postdoc
Martin obtains Hoechst PhD Fellowship
Martin obtained the Hoechst PhD Fellowship of the Aventis foundation. The stipend is awarded once a year by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI).