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Professor for Plant Physiology

Our research focuses on mechanisms leading to plant-pathogen (clubroot disease) interactions or the interaction with beneficial microorganisms (fungal endophytes). We are interested in the role of plant hormones and secondary plant products for development of pathogenic or symbiotic interactions of fungi with host plants. For better understanding of the events leading to pathogenesis, we have begun to identify differentially expressed genes during host/pathogen interaction. We are also interested in the role of auxins and glucosinolates during plant development and therefore study biosynthesis, metabolism and regulation mechanisms controlling the endogenous concentrations of these compounds. In addition to glucosinolates, we also investigate the bioactivity of other secondary plant metabolites such as flavonoids and phenylpropanoids.

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