Members

Maria  von Korff

Maria von Korff

Group leader
Maria completed her PhD at the Chair for Plant Breeding at the University of Bonn, where she performed Advanced Backcross QTL analyses in barley crosses involving exotic germplasm. She then moved as a Postdoc to the Chair of Genetics at the University of Potsdam and looked into genome wide association mapping in Arabidopsis using tiling arrays and metabolite data. Subsequently, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, Syria. There she was primarily involved in QTL mapping for adaptation to Mediterranean environments in barley and the analysis of cis-acting variation in barley hybrids subjected to drought stress. In 2008 she started her own research group at the MPIZ with a focus on mechanisms of drought adaptation and the regulation of flowering time in barley. Since 2013 she is Junior Professor at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf and Independent Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. Since 9/2016 she is full professor for plant Genetics at the Heinrich-Heine-University.
Xiaojing Bi

Xiaojing Bi

Postdoc
Xiaojing comes from China and is interested in exploring the natural genetic basis of tillering in barley
Einar Baldvin  Haraldsson

Einar Baldvin Haraldsson

PhD student
Einar comes from Iceland and is interested in the genetic regulation of reproductive development in barley under drought.
Gesa Helmsorig

Gesa Helmsorig

PhD student
Gesa comes from Germany and is interested in the genetic regulation of reproductive development in barley under high ambient temperature.
Artem Pankin

Artem Pankin

Postdoc
Artem comes from Russia and is interested in discovering the diversity of flowering time genes in barley using high-throughput sequencing approaches and association mapping
Meike Siebers

Meike Siebers

Postdoc
Meike comes from Germany and is interested in the effect of high ambient temperature on reproductive development in barley.
Agatha Walla

Agatha Walla

PhD student
Agatha comes from Germany and investigates natural variation in tillering genes in annual cultivated and wild barley and perennial wild barley species
Jinshun Zhong

Jinshun Zhong

Postdoc
Jinshun is from China and his research interests are centered on the evolution of cold adaptations, flowering time regulation, and inflorescence diversity in barley, wheat and their wild relatives.
Hendrik Emmanuel Tegethof

Hendrik Emmanuel Tegethof

Student Assistant
Thea  Rütjes

Thea Rütjes

Technician
Tanja  Reitz

Tanja Reitz

Secretary

Alumni

 

2015-2018 Leonard Gol
2015-2018 Filipa Tomé
2013-2018 Mahwish Ejaz
2008-2017 Kerstin Luxa
2013-2017 Andrea Lossow
2012-2017 Lukas Müller
2013-2016 Wilma van Esse
2014-2016 Muhammad Aman Mulki
2009-2016 Benedikt Digel
2014-2015 Sven E. Templer
2012-2015 Maria Cristina Casao Acerete
2008-2014 Chiara Campoli
2008-2013 Elisabeth Luley
2009-2013 Ermias Habte
2008-2012 Jarod Rollins

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