Research Groups

AG Biodiversity and Evolution of Pflants

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Kadereit

Fields of Research:

  • Systematics, phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of Chenopodiaceae, Gisekiaceae, Zygophyllaceae and Sesuvioideae (Aizoaceae) with focus on the evolution of halophytes, drougth tolerance and C4 photosynthesis.
  • Evolution of kranz anatomy in succulent C4 lineages.
  • Biogeography of succulent C4 lineages.
  • Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of Melastomataceae, with focus on Dissochaeteae.

Prof. Dr. Harald Paulsen

Field of Research:

  • Biogenesis and function of pigment protein complexes, especially of the main light-harvesting complexes (LHCII) in the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants.

Prof. Dr. Eva Wolf

Prof. Dr. Gunther Rothe (retired)

Fields of Research:

  • Impact of soil acidification and liming on forest trees.
  • Conservation of the genetic diversity of forest trees and their ectomycorrhizal fungi.
  • Development of electrophoretic methods of physicochemical characterization of native plant proteins.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wernicke (retired)

Fields of Research :

  • The role of the cytoskeleton in the morphogenesis of plants.
  • Plant cell cultures in basic research and practice.