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Further Information on the Thematic Field

The Department of Environmental Sciences conducts interdisciplinary research and provides solutions to stewardship the natural resources plants, water and air in the view of the human perspective. By that we are contributing to providing high quality food and an intact environment. We are tackling actual problems of society and environment such as:

  • the quality of drinking water resources which are endangered by chemical and biological pollution
  • the quality of plants and soils in the light of global change and actual developments in soil use and management
  • air quality with specific focus on ambient and biogenic aerosols
  • prevention of human diseases associated with environmental factors.
  • the need of new bioactive compounds in agronomic and health issues and thus the sustainable use of ecosystem resources

Our goals are to understand the fundamental principles of ecosystem functioning. We develop new concepts for a sustainable use of ecosystem services, which provide mankind with the most essential goods plants, water and air by minimizing chemical inputs and hazardous emissions. Specifically, the department investigates complex interactions of abiotic and biotic components in terrestrial and sub surface ecosystems. The focus of research is on elucidating chemical and biological mechanisms and on regulating processes from the molecule to the organism and subsequently to entire ecosystems. The department provides a bridge between the Helmholtz research fields ‘Health’ and ‘Earth and Environment’, and is integrated into the Munich university landscape.

Mondays, 12:30 - 14:30 pm, Building 25, Library

INET Seminar

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Will be announced/ Großhadern Campus

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Cellular Plasticity and Stem Cells

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Mondays, 14 – 15 pm, every second week

DES Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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COMI Environmental Science Speaker Series

Credit Points: depending on number of talks that were attended (please hand in attendance list signed by your supervisor)

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Tuesdays, 11-12 am (once per month 5-6 pm), Building 22, Room 104

BIOP Journal Club, Progress Report, Invited Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Fridays, 9-10:30 am; Building 22, Room 001d

Plant Biochemistry and Genetics Journal Club

Credit Points: 5.5 HE/term

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Mondays, 9–10 am

Lab Seminar - Redox-signaling in plants

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Thursdays, 9–10 AM, building 22, room 001d

Priming Mechanisms in Innate Immunity

Credit Points: 5.5 HE/term

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Tuesdays, 9 – 10 am, Building 25 Room 001

IGOE Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Thursdays, biweekly, time to be announced; Bldg. 25/library

IGOE Journal Club

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Bldg. 3532/ Room 229

PGSB Seminar and Progress Reports

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Tuesdays, 14:00-15:00, Bldg. 107

CMA Institute Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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1st and 3rd Tuesday every month, 15:00-16:00, Building 107

CMA Journal Club

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Refer Program (PDF)

Seminar of the Joint Mass Spectrometry Center

Credit Points: Depending on workload

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Wednesdays, 9 – 10 am

COMI Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Every second Wednesday – Seminar room, Building 56, Room 160

Soil Microbiomes Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Bldg. 56/ Room 163

Plant Microbiomes Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Every second Wednesday – Seminar room building 56/160

Human Microbiomes Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Every second Friday – Seminar room building 43b

Bioinformatics to analyse microbial genomes and metagenomes

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Every second Wednesday – Seminar room building 56/160

Microbiomes in the Environment Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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biweekly, Thursday, 17-18 pm, Seminar room BGC

BGC Journal Club

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Every second Thursday a Month, 9-10 am, Bldg. 25 Room 127

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Method Teaching

Credit Points: 1 HE/term

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17.–21.09.2018, 9 am - 17 pm, Campus Weihenstephan Freising

Metabolomics – An Introduction

Credit Points: 10 HE

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Upon request

Use of Stable Isotopes in Environment and Health Research

Credit Points: Depending on workload

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Coordination of the Thematic Field

Prof. Dr. Michael Schloter
Research Unit for Comparative Microbiome Analyses
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Coordination of the Thematic Field

Prof. Dr. Jörg-Peter Schnitzler
Research Unit Environmental Simulation
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Scientific Training Attendance Forms

The scientific training attendance forms should be submitted to the Graduate Student Office (GSO) after every term in April and October (1 term=1 Semester, 01 April - 30 September or 01 October - 31 March).

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