News and Seminars


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!

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:

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  HHU press release

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


iGRAD-Plant Coordinator

Dr. Petra Fackendahl

Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Universitätsstr. 1
Gebäude: 26.13.
Etage/Raum: U1.78
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-10588
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: E-Mail sendenDr. Petra Fackendahl