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November 2021

A PhD student-organised microscocopy workshop in collaboration with the HHUs' Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi) will take place from November 24-16.

On November 4&5 the HHU Career Day 2021 took place virtually. Participants recieved insights in various career paths in panel discussions and parallel sessions with our guest speakers. Full program: https://career-day-2021.phil.hhu.de/en/ 

October 2021

iGRAD-Plant member Nicola Scholten sucessfully finished her PhD! Congratulations!

New publication from iGRAD-Plant fellow Tim (AG Ebenhöh) in Frontiers in Plant Sciences "Computational Analysis of Alternative Photosynthetic Electron Flows Linked With Oxidative Stress" Link to article

New publication from former iGRAD-Plant Fellow Hugo Dourado (AG Lercher) in PLOS Biology "On the optimality of the enzyme–substrate relationship in bacteria" Link to HHU press release

iGRAD-Plant member Jenia Schlegel sucessfully finished her PhD! Congratulations!

The 2021 Retreat was held from October 6-8 at Jugendherberge Düsseldorf as the first in-person meeting for a long time and included joint afternoon sessions with MSU.

August 2021

1st Branch out! Alumni Career session in collaboration with CEPLAS and the MPIPZ, Cologne: Friday, August 27 from 2 - 5 pm. Please find information about the program & registration here: https://www.ceplas.eu/en/training-careers/ceplas-courses-and-excursions/branch-out-alumni-career-series/ 

May 2021

New publication from Marc-Sven Röll (Weber lab) in PNAS "Turning problems into opportunities: photorespiration for improved plant metabolism": Link to HHU press release

February 2021

New publication from the von Korff lab with contribution from Tianyu Lan in PNAS about genetic regulation of spike development in barley and wheat. Link to HHU press release 

January 2021

iGRAD-Plant member Maria Paola Puggioni sucessfully finished her PhD! Congratulations!

December 2020

iGRAD-Plant member Marc-Sven Röll sucessfully finished his PhD. Congratulations!!

November 2020

The iGRAD-Plant Office moved to the new building. You can find me now in 26.24.U1.066.

October 2020

iGRAD-Plant Members Lennart and Marc sucesfully participated in HHU's pART of Research Calendar Project. Their entry "beauty in failure" was voted into the 2021 calendar. Congratulations. For the 5th anniversary of the project there is an exibition in the University and State Library from October 28, 2020 until January 10, 2021. More information about the pART of Research Calendar Project and the exhibition you find on the HeRA website: https://www.hera.hhu.de/en/part-of-research 

September 2020

On Tuesday, September 29 the Mini-Symposium of the IRTG 2466 took place at HHU as an hybrid event. Our new PhD students presented their work in front of their peers and project leaders for the first time. Due to current participant restrictions additional guest could participate in the talks online.  Schedule

iGRAD-Plant member Daniela Lichtblau sucessfully finished her PhD. Congratulations!

The IRTG 2466 has been awarded four full PhD scholarships for non-German applicants by the Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The available projects for the first two PhD scholarships (starting dates flexible between spring/summer to fall 2021) will be announced on our website in November 2020.

August 2020

New publication from the Pauly Lab with our partners of Michigan State University in PNAS. "The synthesis of xyloglucan, an abundant plant cell wall polysaccharide, requires CSLC function" Link to Article

July 2020

iGRAD-Plant members Rocío Ochoa Fernandez and Eva Maleckova sucessfully finished their PhD. Congratulations!!

June 2020

New Publication from iGRAD-Plant Fellows Rocio and Jenia in Nature Metthods: Optogenetic control of gene expression in plants in the presence of ambient white light.    HHU press release

iGRAD-Plant member Franziska Kuhnert sucessfully finished her PhD. Congratulations!

May 2020

iGRAD-Plant Members Meng-Ying Lin, Yu Fu and Hugo Dourado sucessfully finished their PhD this month! Congratulations!!

March 2020

Please find current information about the corona virus and measures from the HHU Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences here: http://www.math-nat-fak.hhu.de/fakultaetsspezifische-informationen-zum-coronavirus-sars-cov-2.html

iGRAD-Plant Member Lennart  Charton sucessfully finished his PhD. Congratulations!

New Publication from iGRAD-Plant Fellow Hugo: An analytical theory of balanced cellular growth in Nature Communications

February 2020

iGRAD-Plant Member Mohmmad Tanbir Habib sucessfully finished his PhD. Congratulations!


January 2020

New Publication from iGRAD-Plant Fellow Marc: The impact of synthetic biology for future agriculture and nutrition in Current Opinion of Biotechnology.

2 Publications from iGRAD-Plant Fellow Birte! 

iGRAD-Plant Fellow Marc was selected to become Assistant Feature Editor at Plant Physiology. For more information visit the Plantae website.



2018 - 2019

New DFG-funded International Research Training Group at HHU Düsseldorf

The new International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2466 “NEXTplant (Network, exchange, and training program to understand plant resource allocation) will start in May 2019.

The doctoral researchers in NEXTplant will study the genotype-phenotype relationship in plants and develop models that predict how plant resources are allocated to growth processes, defense reactions, nutrient uptake and propagation in selected photosynthetic model systems. The program will receive funding of approx.€ 4 million for four and a half years.

The IRTG builds on a partnership with MSU in the area of Bachelor and doctoral training that has existed since 2009. In the past ten years, 30 doctoral researchers and 60 Bachelor students from HHU have undertaken a research stay in the USA. 

HHU press release