Interim professorship for Marco Trujillo

We are happy to announce that we were able to recruit Dr. Marco Trujillo who is currently the head of a junior group at the IPB in Halle (Germany) as an interim professor to Freiburg. With his expertise in plant-pathogen interactions and protein ubiquitination, he is a great fit here. Welcome!

CIBSS cluster successful

The initial proposal for the “Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies” (CIBSS) has been successful in the first round of the national Excellence Strategy 2017. This competition is headed by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; DFG) and aims to identify novel and innovative local clusters. CIBSS will study signalling across different spatial and temporal…

Ott Lab on Facebook

Our new Facebook page is online now. You can find us as “Dynamic Plant Membrane Interfaces”. While some of the web content will be shared there, we will also post some other lab news including teaching information, student positions, group activities, etc. Just follow us or post a comment.

Claudia defended her thesis

Claudia successfully defended her thesis at the LMU in Munich! In her work, she made major contributions for our understanding of the membrane binding mechanism of remorins and studied symbiotic dualism in legumes. Congratulations Claudia! We wish you good luck for your future.

We have a new logo

We spent quite some time on thinking about a group logo that Bea and Paolo now created. We leave a lot room for imaginations, what this is all about. But there is more in it than you may initially think. Hope you will recognize it wherever you see it.

Joining the ENSA team

We will join the Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA) consortium (headed by Giles Oldroyd (SLCU)), which is currently mainly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a partner. ENSA aims to use biological nitrogen fixation to sustainably increase yields for small-holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Corinna defended her thesis

Congratulations! Corinna defended her PhD thesis with great success at the University of Munich. She worked on a novel and nanodomain-localized receptor-like kinase that is involved in plant immunity using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system. Well done!