HIGRADE Conference 2015. Photo: Gunnar Dreßler/UFZ

HIGRADE Conference

At the HIGRADE Conference, doctoral researchers in their final year present their work and HIGRADE alumni receive their HIGRADE Certificates.

HIGRADE Conference 2019

- 08 May 2019, UFZ Leipzig: KUBUS -

We invite all UFZ colleagues and our cooperation partners.

Registration: Please register here by 29 April!


2:00 pm
  • Welcome & Opening - Prof. Hauke Harms, Dr. Jula Zimmermann & Dr. Iris Köhler
  • Poster Pitches - Chair: Jieying Zhou
~3:00 pm Open Poster Session

4:30 pm Award Ceremony - Chair: Dr. Iris Köhler

  • Awarding of HIGRADE certificates and poster prizes
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Hendrik Huthoff (Scientific Manager, Jena School for Microbial Communication):
    "Failure sucks but it instructs" - what a polished CV doesn't tell you
~5:30 pm

Posters 2019

Chemicals in the Environment

  • 1 Andrea Ebert (AUC) "From permeability to toxicity"
  • 2 Anne Mendler (IMMU) "Chlorpyrifos treatment of commensal gut bacteria alters their modulation of MAIT cell activity in vitro"
  • 3 Erik Müller (WANA) "Computational models for pattern analysis of environmental mixtures"
  • 4 Isabel Kratochvil (MOLSYB) "Proteomics to develop nanomaterial grouping strategies in vitro and in vivo"
  • 5 Jannike Lea Krause (IMMU/MOLYSB) "Changes in pH can modify the ability of bacteria to stimulate MAIT cells"
  • 6 Katharina Halbach (ANA) "Toxicokinetic investigations on µm scale in the zebrafish embryo"
  • 7 Konstantinos Giannopoulos (ANA) "Characterization of nanoparticles and their coatings in complex media"
  • 8 Laura Krieg (MOLSYB) "Analysis of obesity-related biomarkers in human serum using LC-MS/MS"
  • 9 Rohit Budhraja (ISOBIO) Comparative metalloproteomics of different anaerobically respiring microorganisms
  • 10 Sebastian Henz (OEKOTOX) "Modelling the effects of pesticides on the survival of aquatic macroinvertebrates"
  • 11 Stephanie Schäpe (MOLSYB) "SIHUMIx – an in vitro model of the human intestine to investigate environmental stressors"
  • 12 Weiying Ouyang (ISOBIO) "Microbial degradation of antibiotic sulfamethoxazole under aerobic and anaerobic conditions"

Ecosystems of the Future

  • 13 Charlotte Wiederkehr (CLE) "Environmental change and human migration - insights from synthesis approaches"
  • 14 Eleonore Slabbert (BZF) "Scale-dependent impact of land management on above- and below-ground biodiversity"
  • 15 Julia Palliwoda (CLE) "Tree cover and the use of ecosystem services in urban green infrastructure in the city of Leipzig"
  • 16 Juliane Groth (CLE) "Why farmers choose to migrate under changing environmental conditions in the Ethiopian highlands – a qualitative comparative analysis"
  • 17 Lisanne Hölting (CLE) "Towards maintaining multiple ecosystem services in European landscapes"
  • 18 Luis Daniel Prada Salcedo (BOOEK) "Influence of tree species richness on fungal communities and their ecosystem functions in different types of European forests"
  • 19 Maik Lucas (BOSYS) "Roots change the pore structure only if they have to – development of biopores and compaction around roots"
  • 20 Marija Milanovic (BZF) "Trait-environmental relationship between native and non-native plant species"
  • 21 Niklas Hase (CLE) "Measurements and simulations of seasonal changes in canopy reflectance of a deciduous forest"
  • 22 Peter Hofmann (UMB/PHYDIV) "Phytoplankton trait shifts along environmental gradients in a species specific way"
  • 23 Peter Dietrich (PHYDIV) "How does biodiversity loss affect the response of plant species to global change?"
  • 24 Sara Wahdan (BOOEK) "Metabolically active and total microbiome in rhizosphere soil response to climate change in grassland ecosystem"

Environment and Society

  • 25 Felix Reutter (OEKON) "Minimum distances for wind turbines – a model-based ecological-economic analysis"
  • 26 Jingxia Wang (SUSOZ) "Urban green infrastructure matters!"
  • 27 Julian R. Massenberg (OEKON) "Is there such a thing as 'social values of ecosystem services' ?"
  • 28 Juliane Schicketanz (SUSOZ) "Walking or being brought to school by car? Understanding activity behavior of children through LINA cohort data, neighborhood analysis and walking interviews"
  • 29 Matthias Jordan (BIOENERGIE) "Smart heating systems to fulfill climate targets in the German heat sector: findings from optimization modelling"

Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology

  • 30 Bin Liu (UMB) "The best bet to boost reactor microbiomes not being lazy"
  • 31 Federica Calabrese (ISOBIO) "Single-cell metabolic heterogeneity in monoclonal microbial populations"
  • 32 Mariam Karagulyan (UBT) "Impact of bacterial biomass on the surface wettability of soil particles"
  • 33 Michaela Löffler (ISOBIO) "Tracking hydrogenase activity with hydrogen stable isotopes"
  • 34 Samuel Eziuzor (ISOBIO) "Anaerobic benzene mineralization by natural microbial communities from Niger Delta"
  • 35 Sarah Sühnholz (TUCHEM) "New particles for protecting groundwater"

Smart Models / Monitoring

  • 36 Lukas Egli (OESA) "Temporal effects of climate, crop diversity and inputs on the variability of global agricultural production"
  • 37 Meike Will (OESA) "Count on insurance or on your friends? Modelling the effects of formal protection on risk-sharing networks"

Water Resources and Environment

  • 38 Alexander T. L. Vosshage (FLOEK) "Bottom-up control of the top-down control: Biofilm’s food quality alters the foraging behavior of grazers"
  • 39 Izabela Bujak (CATHYD) "Integrative isotope techniques to quantify nitrogen fate and transport across agricultural catchments"
  • 40 Jarno Rouhiainen (CATHYD) "What can we learn form water transient times and nitrate isotopes in river catchments"
  • 41 Larisa Tarasova (CATHYD) "The flood cookbook: ingredients and regional flavor across Germany"
  • 42 Philipp Keller (SEEFO) "Greenhouse gas emissions from dry inland waters: mechanisms and quantification on local and global scale"
  • 43 Daniele Frascareli (SEEFO) "Heterogeneity of land use and soil chemistry explain longitudinal differences in surface sediment geochemistry"
  • 44 Chenxi Mi (SEEFO) "The formation of a metalimnetic oxygen minimum exemplifies how ecosystem dynamics shape biogeochemical processes"