Welcome to the chair of Molecular Plant Physiology (MoPP) at the University of Freiburg.
Our society has an existential interest in securing food, feed, and fibre production, but we still lack a basic understanding of how plants define their grow rates in response to the ever-changing environment. MoPP is a group of scientists covering cell biological, genetic, and biochemical expertise and thrive to understand the molecular triggers that determine the plant architecture and thereby adaptation.
The leader of innovation is not always the individual with the most experience or seniority, but the person(s) that can point the team into innovative directions. Accordingly, MoPP is a cluster of principle investigators, post docs, PhD candidates, and students that works as a flexible team, joining forces to address plant growth from a subcellular to organ scale.