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Research Focus

To cope with short term environmental changes, plants have evolved complex signaling networks that start with stress perception and end with appropriate cellular responses.

In this context we are analysing the molecular basis of Ca2+-dependent signaling pathways in plant organelles and the role of Ca2+, ROS and plant hormones in drought stress.

In addition to the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, we are investigating the staple crops barley and potato.

Prof. Dr. Ute C. Vothknecht

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IZMB - Zellbiologie der Pflanzen
Kirschallee 1, 53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228 73 5999
E-Mail: vothknecht@uni-bonn.de


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Congratulations to Sabarna, Maya and Fatima. Their collaborative work with the Peiter group from the University of Halle on H2O2 mediated transcriptional changes in barley is now published.

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New publication from our long-time collaboration with Ildiko and Lorella from the University of Padua.

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Group photo taken during the 20 years anniversary celebration of the IZMB.

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Saying farewell to our Post-Doc Andras

All the Best for your future career as a science teacher in Berlin.

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Congratulations to Sabarna on his successful proposal for a  'TRA6 PhD Sustainability Research Booster Grant'


Maya, Bastian und Fatima's work on stress induced calcium signals in barley is now published in BMC Plant Biology



Sakil's work on the role of JA-Ile in drought is now published in PC&E


The Vothknecht Lab congratulates Maya Giridhar and Sakil Mahmud for successfully defending their thesis works

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