Welcome to the Ott lab!
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 keep strict control over infections by symbiotic and pathogenic microbes. For this, we combine a range of advanced imaging approaches with genetics and biochemistry to understand the consecutive steps that occur when microbes approach and enter their eukaryotic hosts.