Biodiversity of Crop Plants
The biodiversity of crops at the level of varieties, species and agricultural ecosystems is the basis for sustainable food production under changing environmental conditions and a constantly growing world population (according to estimates by the United Nations, 9.7 billion people by 2050). Our research unit is devoted to various aspects of molecular crop diversity with an exploratory focus on functional biology: the molecular mechanisms of nutrient uptake and stress response.
In teaching, we are currently participating in BSc Biology, BSc / BA Biology Lehramt Gymnasium, BSc Molecular Life Science, MSc Biology, MSc Molecular Life Science. We supervise Bachelor's and Master's theses in the various study programs as well as doctorates in our research projects.