Scientific Departments


Plant Developmental Biology

George Coupland

The primary scientific goal of the Department of Plant Developmental Biology is to study molecular mechanisms that regulate the responsiveness of plant development to environmental cues.

Chromosome Biology

Raphael Mercier

The department of Chromosome Biology at MPIPZ uses cutting-edge technologies in microscopy, genetics and genomics to explore the mechanisms and consequences of meiosis from multiple perspectives.

Plant-Microbe Interactions

Paul Schulze-Lefert

Research in the Department of Plant Microbe Interactions engages in fundamental molecular processes underlying interactions between plants and pathogenic or beneficial microorganisms.

Comparative Development and Genetics

Miltos Tsiantis

The department Comparative Development and Genetics seeks to address two fundamental questions in biology: how do biological forms develop and what is the basis for their diversity?

News and Seminars


Research News

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Upcoming Seminars

Christian Hardtke: Developing phloem in plant organ formation - a balancing act

Feb 5, 2020 11:30 - 12:30
MPIPZ, Room: Lecture hall

Susann Wicke

Feb 12, 2020 11:30 - 12:30
MPIPZ, Room: Lecture hall

Anne Osbourn: Finding drugs in the garden: mining plant metabolic diversity

Feb 19, 2020 11:30 - 12:30
MPIPZ, Room: Lecture hall

Career


Graduates

Together with our University partners in Cologne and Düsseldorf we train about 90 mostly international doctoral students and are inviting talented young researchers to apply for individual open positions and to our structured IMPRS programme.

Postdoc Program

Since 2019, all MPIPZ postdocs take part of a Career Development Program. This program aims to support them success in their careers.

Diversity & equal opportunities at the MPIPZ

All measures to promote equal opportunities at our Institute focus on the reconciliation of work and family, on career development of young researchers and on preventing gender-related discrimination.

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