Plant Biology

Plants form the basis for life on earth by harnessing the sun's energy and converting it into chemical energy. Plants are chemical factories that produce huge variaties of chemical compounds. Plants grow and proliferate almost everywhere on earth and cope even with the harshest environments, providing ground for countless ecosystems.

These fascinating features of plant life are motivating the plants biology groups at the HHU to study plant genetics, physiology, biochemistry and their developmental plasticity. Four young research groups have more recently started their labs at the HHU to study aspects of plant nutrition, synthetic microbiology, quantitative genetics and theoretical biology. Together, the groups have established a regular seminar series on current topics of plant biology, are collaborating in an international graduate school on plant sciences undefined(iGRAD), have launched, together with plant groups at the University of Cologne (UoC), the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne and the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the Cluster of Excellence in Plant Science undefined(CEPLAS), and other joined research activities.

Research Groups


Photos: Hanne Horn

Plant Biology Seminar (PBS)

on Mondays, 4.30 pm
Building 26.11 Lecture hall 6F

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