Open positions – closed now

Two PostDoc positions in symbiotic plant-microbe interactions with experience in plant cell biology or biochemistry Unravelling the molecular basis of symbiotic host cell infection and its engineering in crops. As a partner within the ENSA project ( our long-term and ambitious goal is transferring the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen from legumes to crops. Being…

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.

Casandra joined the team

After Casandra studied and worked at the McGill University in Canada, the Universidad Las Américas Puebla in Mexico and the University of Gießen in Germany, she now strengthens our team in the field of plant innate immunity. Looking forward to have you around.

Chao received CSC fellowship

Chao Su, PhD student in the lab, received one of the precious fellowships from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). The grant covers his position for three years. Congratulations! Learn more about Chao here.

Beatrice and Chao will talk at the iMMM

Good news! Both, Beatrice‘s and Chao‘s abstracts were chosen for oral presentation at the international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting (iMMM2017) which will be held from 26th – 28th July 2017 in Toulouse, France. Congratulations! Hope to see you there!

Joining the ENSA team

We will join the Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA) project which is currently mainly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ENSA aims to use biological nitrogen fixation to sustainably increase yields for small-holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking forward to officially join the ENSA team soon.