Welcome to the department of Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry!
Our department represents one of the two plant sciences departments at the University of Regensburg and is integrated in the Biochemie-Zentrum Regensburg (BZR).
Head: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (Phone +49-941-943-3016; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy head: Prof. Dr. Klaus Grasser (Phone +49-941-943-3032; E-mail: email@example.com)
Address: Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstrasse 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany; Fax: +49-941-943-3352.
The foto shows the majority of department members in August 2010 at the occasion of the annual works outing in the Bavarian Forest.
Working groups (AGs)
The AGs of the department focus their research activities on the understanding of various molecular mechanisms related to plant reproduction and development as well as the interaction with the biotic and abiotic environment. The research objectives are the most important crop plants maize and wheat as well as Tripsacum dactyloides and Arabidopsis thaliana as model systems. Applied research relates to overcoming hybridization barriers, to engineer parthenogenesis as a component of apomixis (asexual reproduction through seeds), to develop disease resistance and to increase biomass and bioenergy yield potentials.
The department is also involved in a number of basic and advanced teaching activities. Various lectures, seminars and courses are offered for BSc and MSc students in biology and biochemistry. We are also involved in the teaching degree program in biology and offer a structured PhD course. Advanced courses are offered in the following areas: