Merry Christmas!

The whole Ott lab would like to thank all collaborators, students and friends for this great year 2018 where we have started a number of new projects and methods that will be further developed in the future. We wish everyone (even reviewer 3 🙂 ) now some peaceful days over christmas and a healthy and…

Clusters of Exellence funded!

Great moment for the University of Freiburg. The cluster applications of CIBSS and livMatS receive full funding as “excellence clusters” after both had been pre-selected by the German Research Foundation (DFG) about a year ago. And this also means great news for our lab as we are part of the CIBSS cluster, where we will…

Congratulations, Nikolaj!

A great story from the lab of Katharina Markmann (Tübingen, Germany) was just published in Science. Nikolaj Abel, PhD student in our team and co-author on the paper, contributed experiments as an MSc student to this work, where they demonstrate that miR2111 regulates the symbiotic repressor TOO MUCH LOVE. It functions as a hub during…

Let’s meet at the ENFC2018

We are looking forward to join the European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC) in Stockholm. Thanks to the organizing committee for all their work and for granting Pengbo and Chao with Early Career Awards and a talk (Pengbo). Hope to see you at this great meeting.

Teaching Award

We were happy to see that the Freiburg biology students ranked our basic module ‘cell biology’ best of the B.Sc. curriculum and awarded us with the “teaching price 2018” within the Faculty of Biology. Thanks to all students for their positive evaluations!

PhD position in legume microbiome research available -CLOSED-

We offer a PhD position (salary level E13/0.65) to work within the DFG-funded priority programme SPP2125 “DECRyPT” on legume root colonization and micro-territory formation using synthetic bacterial communities and fluorescently labelled marker strains. These strains and their cellular environment will be investigated using high-end live cell imaging and correlative light-electron microscopy (CLEM). The successful candidate…