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University of Zurich, Switzerland

 We are interested in how plants perceive their environment. In particular, we focus on how plants sense pathogens and how they then react to the pathogens in context of growth and development. More specifically, our work revolve around plant cell surface-receptors, typically receptor-like kinases, and how these function in plant immunity.

UC Berkeley, USA

Our lab aims to understand how photosynthetic energy conversion works, how it is regulated, and how it might be improved to help meet the world’s needs for food, fuel, and carbon sequestration. Our research focuses on photoprotection, improving photosynthesis, and carbon dioxide removal using plants and microalgae.


University of Toronto, Canada

Our research focuses on using large-scale datasets to infer functionality of genes and proteins within and across plant species. The resulting work has led to the foundation of several comprehensive online tools to identify novel aspects of plant biology, especially in the area of plant stress biology.


Michigan State University, USA

My group strives to understand how plants adapt and acclimate to changes in temperature, water availability, or nutrient limitation. We are developing translational research programs involving engineering resilience and metabolic traits in bioenergy and cover crops. 


UC Riverside, USA

We study genetic mechanisms of climate change resilience, particularly in the context of water extremes in crops. We have defined gene regulatory circuitry and manipulated acclimation traits or used existing genetic variation. Our evaluation of benefit includes consideration of root architecture, microbial interactions, nutrient capture, and yield.


University of Exeter, UK

My group is interested in plant diseases, with particular emphasis on fungal infestations and in their global movement and control. We aim to use this knowledge to understand how we can prevent the diseases, often by targeting the fungus, and to implement strategies for plant protection in crop plants.


Texas Tech University, USA 

My groups research interests include determining aspects that control abiotic stress tolerance in plants, particularly drougth, desiccation and nutrient deficiency. My research group is also interested in developing novel tissue culture-independent plant transformation methods, as well as designing strategies to integrate epigenetic changes in plant breeding.


Aarhus University 

Our aim is contribute to the improvement of legume crops through genetic, genomic and transcriptomic analyses that allow us to dissect complex traits. We study legume-microbe interactions and agronomic traits including seed protein quality.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


University of Cologne

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