Environmental Research in Order to Preserve Our Natural Resources

Research Focus

The Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology explores natural defence mechanisms, growth and fitness of plants, as well as the efficient use of resources in response to environmental cues. Focus is placed on the molecular mechanisms that allow plants to respond and adapt to biotic as well as abiotic factors. Signal perception and transduction pathways in plant adaptation and growth are being addressed by genetic and biochemical approaches and plant phenotyping.

In memoriam Werner Heller

  • 20.02.1946 bis 18.03.2018

    Das Institut für Biochemische Pflanzenpathologie (BIOP) und das Helmholtz Zentrum München trauern um Dr. Werner Heller, Gründungsmitglied des Instituts und ehemaliger Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe 'Sekundärstoffwechsel', der am 18. März nach langer Krankheit verstorben ist.


Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten

  • Am Lehrstuhl für Biochemische Pflanzenpathologie werden laufend Themen vergeben für Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten. Die Themen sind an aktuelle Forschungsprojekte angelehnt.
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Seminar: Progress in Plant Biology

  • Building 22 Seminarroom No. 105


  • 7th November 2018, 17 s.t. Tobias Köllner, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena: Benzoxazinoids in maize and wheat: Defense compounds or chemical signals

  • 3rd July 2018, 17 s.t. Andrea Polle, Forstbotanik und Baumphysiologie, Georg-August Universität Göttingen: Making wood in climate-smart trees: from model systems to the real world

Specific Research programmes

Recent Publications

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