The Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation

was founded in 2005 by a consolidation of several institutes with the goal of coordinating and focusing research and teaching in the field of crop production and resource conservation.
The research of the 14 professors and several independent research groups is directed at a wide field ranging from soil science, microbiology, plant pathology, molecular physiological basis of stress resistance, functional genome analyses, plant breeding and crop production.

News from INRES
The fungal effector Rip 1 suppresses maize host defense responses

Coevolution between pathogens and host plant immune systems shapes a multifaceted network of interactions that remain phenotypically unrecognised and functionally elusive unless single players are depleted from the system. The maize-colonising fungus Ustilago maydis secretes a complex effector blend in order to suppress defence and redirect host metabolism in its favour. An international research team, including scientist from IPK Leibniz Institute and the University of Bonn, elucidates the effector protein Rip1, which is involved in immunity suppression during biotrophy. The results were published in the journal Plant Cell.

Genetic engineering can have a positive effect on the climate

The use of genetically modified (GM) crops in agriculture remains contentious, especially in Europe. According to surveys, many people fear that these could have negative effects for human health and the environment. However, a new study shows that genetically modified crops could actually be good for the environment, and for the climate in particular. Results suggest that the adoption of GM crops in the European Union (EU) could reduce greenhouse gas emissions considerably. The study by scientists from the Breakthrough Institute in the USA and the University of Bonn in Germany was recently published in “Trends in Plant Science”.

Help for stressed-out cells in a crisis

According to a team of plant researchers, mitochondria provide unexpected help for cells in a crisis by respiring away harmful substances. The current study produced by the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of Plants (IBBP) at the University of Münster and the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) at the University of Bonn has been published in the journal Plant Cell.

Conference on digital technologies for sustainable crop production

How can digital technologies be used for more sustainable crop production? Researchers from a wide range of disciplines are working on these questions at the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob at the University of Bonn. At the Cluster's flagship conference, DIGICROP, experts pool their knowledge, bringing together distinguished speakers from around the world. Given the great success of DIGICROP 2020 at the end of last year, preparations are underway for the next edition of the conference, which will be held digitally from March 28 to 30, 2022. The Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob is receiving support from the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (USA). Scientists are invited to submit presentations in the form of videos by January 5.

Events
ARTS Seminar
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05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Lecture series on current topics of resource management (summer term 2022) with Sebastian Lakner (Uni Rostock) on "The war in Ukraine and international food ...
PhenoRob | Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The next installment of the PhenoRob Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (PILS) is taking place on Friday, June 3, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am via Zoom. The lecture ...
PhenoRob | Seminar Series Talk
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
28th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Matthias Wissuwa (University of Tokyo) on "Improving resourcecapture in nutrient and water limited environments: A breeding ...
PhenoRob | Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The next installment of the PhenoRob Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (PILS) is taking place on Friday, June 24, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am via Zoom. The lecture ...

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INRES - Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation

Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Thomas Döring

Office

Stephanie Schmidt
+49 228 / 73-2851

inres@uni-bonn.de

Address

Karlrobert-Kreiten-Strasse 13
53115 Bonn

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