Crop Functional Genomics

The division of Crop Functional Genomics is part of the Institute of Plant Sciences and Resource Conservation (INRES).

Our research focus is the genetic and genomic dissection of maize and barley root development. To this end, we clone and characterize genes controlling root architecture and we investigate the molecular mechanisms of heterosis manifestation. Moreover, we are interested in how root systems react to abiotic stress such as drought or cold and how they interact with the rhizosphere.

Prof. Hans Lambers | Talk

Prof. Hans Lambers from University of Western Australia, Honorary Professor, China Agricultural University on "Carboxylate-releasing phosphorus-mobilising strategies are pervasive in phosphorus-impoverished landscapes". Please find his classical and pioneering work on root ecology and root function (https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/hans-lambers).

Field trial in Madagascar

With an joint effort, we harvested over 1500 rhizosphere samples within two days! We are now curious about what microbes do such soil contain and what functions do they play in poor soil.

Frank Hochholdinger is the new head of the study group maize of the GPZ

Frank Hochholdinger took over the role of head of the study group maize (AG 11) of the German Society of Plant Breeding from Albrecht Melchinger (University of Bonn) who held this position for 30 years!

Prof. Zhongtao Jia | Talk

Prof. Zhongtao Jia from China Agricultural University (CAU) on "Hormonal regulation of root nitrogen foraging responses in plants". Prof. Jia did his postdoc with Prof. Nicolaus von Wirén in Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK Gatersleben, Germany). He is mainly interested on molecular mechanisms underlying nitrogen signaling on root development. His research topics include the identification of molecular regulators and genetic allelic variants determining nutrient use efficiency in the aspect of root development and nutrient acquisition.

Contact

Head

Prof. Dr. Frank Hochholdinger

Contact

Tel.: +49 228 73-60334
Fax: +49 228 73-60333

hochholdinger@uni-bonn.de

Address

Room III.47

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144
D-53113 Bonn

Office

Christine Jessen and Ellen Kreitz

Contact

Tel.: +49 228 73-60331
Fax: +49 228 73-60333

sekretariat-cfg@uni-bonn.de

Address

Room III.45

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144
D-53113 Bonn

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