Research - Plant Biology

Humankind depends on plant growth and productivity not only for human sustenance, but also for alternatives to fossil fuel or nuclear energy. In addition, plants are important for climate stability, and are a key resource for discovering new macromolecules that have applications in medicine and other important fields. Here at the Department of Biology, plant Researchers make use of reference species as well as ecologically important plant species employing both high throughput analyses as well as classical tools to address these questions and to generate basic knowledge about plant form and function.