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Prof. Dr.

Ian Thomas Baldwin

Year of election: 2013
Section: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
City: Jena
Country: Germany
CV Ian Thomas Baldwin - Deutsch (pdf)

Research

Prof. Ian T. Baldwin is distinguished by having integrated the advances in molecular biology into the study of ecological interactions to catalyze a change in how ecologists examine ecological interactions and falsify hypotheses and by having integrated the whole-organismic expertise of ecologists into the study of gene function.

To accomplish these integrations, he became the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena Germany, where he currently heads the Department of Molecular Ecology and is training the next generation of whole-organismic biologists (genome-enabled field biologists).

In this research program, Baldwin and his students regularly use a nature preserve in the Great Basin Desert of the US to conduct experiments with genetically modified plants in the plant's native environment to understand the genes that matter for survival under real world conditions. The research program has uncovered mechanisms by which plants resist and tolerate attack from herbivores and pathogens and optimize pollination services.

Werdegang

  • 2002 Gründer der International Max Planck Research School am Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für chemische Ökologie in Jena
  • seit 1999 Honorarprofessor, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • seit 1996 Leiter der Abteilung Molekulare Ökologie am MPI Jena
  • 1996 Gründungsdirektor des MPI für chemische Ökologie Jena
  • 1996 Professor am Institut für Biologie, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, USA
  • 1993 Außerordentlicher Professor am Institut für Biologie, SUNY, Buffalo, USA
  • 1989 Assistenzprofessor am Institut für Biologie, SUNY, Buffalo, USA
  • 1989 Promotion in chemischer Ökologie an der Abteilung Neurobiologie und Verhalten der Cornell University Ithaca/New York, USA
  • 1981 BA in Biologie
  • Studium der Biologie und Chemie, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Projekte

  • seit 2014 Teilprojektleiter DFG-Projekt „Werden Pflanzen-Abwehrstoffe ausgeschieden und durch Herbivore metabolisiert, um als Infochemikalien in höheren trophischen Ebenen zu dienen?“ (C02), Teilprojekt zu SFB 1127: „Chemische Mediatoren in komplexen Biosystemen“
  • seit 2007 Beteiligter Wissenschaftler DFG GSC 214:  Graduiertenschule für Mikrobielle Kommunikation – Jena
  • 2002-2005 DFG-Projekt “The effects of ecosystem complexity and biodiversity on the expression of ecologically relevant genes in a model plant, Solanum nigrum”, Teilprojekt zu FOR 456: “The role of Biodiversity for element cycling and trophic interactions: An experimental approach in a grassland community”

 

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2014 Jean-Marie Delwart Award, Fondation Jean-Marie Delwart
  • seit 2014 Mitglied der European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • seit 2013 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • seit 2013 Mitglied der National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 2011 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant
  • 2009 Tansley Lecture, British Ecological Society
  • 1998 Silverstein-Simeone Award der International Society of Chemical Ecology
  • 1991 Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • Außerordentliches Mitglied der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

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