Welcome to the Ott lab @ University of Freiburg

On the following pages we have assembled some information on different aspects of our recent research on plant cell biology, teaching and services. Just follow the different links from the menu bar. Our research focus is on membrane dynamics and signalling during plant-microbe interactions. Here, we study the molecular mechanisms that enable host cells to…

New confocal microscope funded!

We just received a letter from our funding agency (DFG) stating that our application for a new confocal microscope was fully accepted! So finally FLIM will be available in our imaging facility @MIAP_Freiburg. Thanks to all anonymous reviewers and DFG for the support.

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…

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.

Green City – Green Science Freiburg

Open house at the university’s outdoor research facilities. Location: Outdoor research site/Freilandflächen am Flughafen. Date: 24.06.2018 from 3-5 pm. Research requires space. Especially researchers who examine natural processes from such fields as ecology, hydrology and forest science are dependent on outdoor facilities for their experiments. For this reason, examination areas were created on Freiburg airport’s…

Pengbo receives DOMPS award

Since all plant science labs participate in a common plant molecular biology progress seminar, it was recently decided to award a small price for the three best talks and papers of the past year. We are happy to announce that Pengbo Liang, doctoral student in the lab and first author of our recent PNAS paper…

Marta at Nobel Prize Ceremony

Marta Rodriguez, head of our EM unit, just returned from the Nobel prize ceremony in Stockholm where she witnessed the greatest moment for every scientist. She was honored when she was invited by this year’s Nobel Laureate Jacques Dubochet (University of Lausanne), who received the award together with Joachim Frank (Columbia University) and Richard Henderson…