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…

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

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…