news

On February 11, 2023, numerous graduates of the final year 2022, together with their families, accepted the invitation from the Department of Biology. Over 300 guests attended the event and the presentation of the certificates in lecture hall H11 on Cauerstrasse. The band "Saxophone Connection" unde...

Category: news

This beautiful photo was submitted by Julia Eydam to the "Blattgeflüster" Photo Contest. Julia does research at the Chair of Biochemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald works here with various crops such as cassava, sugar beet and po...

Category: news

Markus Ingold, a master student from the Biocomputing Lab, recently returned from a three-month research internship at the North Dakota State University (NDSU). In the group of Dr. Brent Hulke (Sunflower Biology, US Department of Agriculture), he performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) o...

Category: news

The image of flowers of Solanum pinnatisectum, a wild potato species native to central Mexico, infected with GFP expressing Potato virus X(PVX) has been selected for the 2023 cover of the Journal of Plant Physiology. Tagging the PVX with a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) allows monitoring of the ...

Category: news

... to the lecture by Jessica van Harsselaar. As part of her doctoral procedure, Ms. Jessica van Harsselaar gives a half-hour scientific lecture on the subject: "Phenotypic and gene expression analysis of potato (Solanum tuberosum) subjected to intermittent abiotic stress" Time: Friday, January...

Category: news

The year 2022 celebrates a historical discovery in the field of genetics because it marks the 200th birthday of the “father of modern genetics”, Gregor Mendel. Even though Mendel is famous for its experiments on pea plants his discovery of segregation resulting in the infamous “Mendel’s Laws” was an...

Category: news

After a three-year break due to the Covid pandemic, the “XVII International Conference on the Plant Family of Solanaceae” took place from 1st till 5th of November in Thessaloniki, Greece. Many important crops belong to this so-called nightshade family such as tomato, potato, tobacco, pepper and eggp...

Category: news

Prof. Dr. Maryam Nasr Esfahani Prof. Dr. Maryam Nasr Esfahani (Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran) is at the Chair of Biochemistry with the Humboldt Research Fellowship program for experienced researchers. Mrs. Prof. Dr. Maryam Nasr Esfahani studied plant sciences at the Universities of Goles...

Category: news

After a one-year delay due to the pandemic, the International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences was able to take place in Bonn in August of this year. Here, all the latest findings from plant science are presented, which were under the motto "Plant science for a sustainable future"...

Category: news

After pandemic years were no annual works outing was possible we gathered in the green hills near Ebermannstadt for a hiking tour which lead us on a 6 mile long Planet trail. We enjoyed a great barbecue event at the Sonnewald home in the evening.

Category: news