The Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology combines various biological sciences. A wide variety of fascinating processes in our nature ranging from molecules to the ecosystem are investigated and taught at our institute. In order to answer current scientific questions, modern methods and state-of-the-art equipment are applied.
The institute thrives in interdisciplinary exchange between the various labs, which allowes synergies across various topics as well as the shared application and improvement of innovative techniques in teaching and research. The Herbarium Hamburgense, the Museum of Crop Plants (Loki Schmidt Haus) as well as a micro-algae-collection MZCH, which all are located on the grounds as well, have a central function.
The Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology consists of the research units:
- Applied Plant Ecology
- Aquatic Ecophysiology and Phycology
- Biodiversity of Crop Plants
- Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology
- Developmental Biology
- Plant Biochemistry and Infection Biology
- Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Plant Genetics
- Molecular Plant Physiology
- Molecular Phytopathology
- Systematics and Evolution of Plants
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