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Arbeitsgruppenleiterin

Dr. Eliza Loo
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.104
+49 211 81-41608


Eliza combines her enthusiasm for plant-microbes interactions and interdisciplinary science framework in her current research. She integrates knowledge and methodologies from molecular biology, genetics, plant-microbial ecology, and plant physiology to better understand pathogen infection strategies, and plant defence mechanisms to develop elite broad-spectrum resistant plants.

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Projekt Koordinator

Dr. Marcel Buchholzer
Gebäude: 26.14.
Etage/Raum: 00.027
+49 211 81-14628


A big question that has been with me for a long time is how we can help people to better deal with the effects of climate change. As bacterial diseases have an increasing impact on global food security due to emerging global changes, it is important to use new breeding methods to protect crops and staple foods from the devastating effects caused by diseases. I have the opportunity to coordinate a team of scientists who are focusing on this very issue and therefore enabling stable harvests for small scale producer. Here I function as an important interface between administration and science

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Sekretariat

Laura Fernández López
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.112
+49 211 81-11575


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Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Dr. Hanna Mozghovska
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.108
+49 211 81-14902


Hanna is a biotechnologist and plant phytopathologist. She studies the pathocomplex of the bacterial leaf streak disease caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola (Xoc). The aim of her research is to investigate the role of rice SWEET proteins during Xoc infection.

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Technische Assistentin

M. Sc. Melissa Stiebner
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.108
+49 211 81-14902


I work with rice and its pathogens Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae responsible for bacterial leaf blight. I am involved in the main project of the rice team, which is engineering bacterial blight resistant rice using genome editing. I developed and optimized Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocols for japonica and indica rice varieties. I do genotyping and phenotyping of genome edited lines as well as screening for transgene-free lines. Besides, I am also a lab manager, I help organizing the lab to keep everything running and support other team members.

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Technische Assistentin

Dipl. Ing. Britta Killing
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.108
+49 211 81-14902


I am a lab technician and manager. I am involved in the organizational, molecular biology and tissue culture works in the Rice team. My works focus on the development of T-DNA-free genome editing in rice which can be used for developing plants that are resistant against pathogens and better adapted to the changing environment. Currently, I am establishing rice cell suspension culture, develop protocols for rice protoplast regeneration and haploid induction using anther cultivation. I take care of chemical ordering, seed amplification, seed stock organization and other lab tasks.

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Technische Assistentin

Susanne Paradies
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.027
+49 211 81-12344


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Doktorandin

M. Sc. Nora Zöllner
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.027
+49 211 81-13591
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Nora is fascinated by the infection process of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) in rice. In her research she characterizes the basic principles and molecular mechanisms of a successful infection by Xoo during Bacterial Blight. She aims to get a better understanding of host-pathogen interaction during the disease.

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Doktorandin

M. Sc. Laura Redzich
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.106
+49 211 81-10673


Laura focuses on the transcriptional regulation of the sugar transport in rice and how pathogens manipulate it. To tackle her research questions, she uses her expertise in confocal microscopy and data analysis by R coding. In her Bachelor‘s, she gained experience in applied plant sciences during field work in South Africa which she now administers to a molecular level. Laura is member of the CEPLAS graduate school and holds a scholarship by the Heinrich-Böll foundation.

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Doktorandin

M. Sc. Andrea Restrepo
Gebäude: 26.14.
Etage/Raum: 00.102
+49 211 81-11825


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Masterstudent

B. Sc. Moritz Stengel
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.106
+49 211 81-10673


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Masterstudent

B. Sc. Linus Frederik Börnke
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.106
+49 211 81-10673


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Bachelorstudent

Ahmet Karaman
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.106
+49 211 81-10673


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Bachelorstudentin

Paula Semler
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.104
+49 211 81-41608


Bachelorstudent

Tobias Griguschies
Gebäude: 26.14
Etage/Raum: 00.104
+49 211 81-41608


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