Blüte U. Krämer M. Bernal M. Piotrowski D. Schünemann Fakultät

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group photo plant physiology 2016

ERC Grant

ERC LogoProfessor Dr. Ute Krämer is delighted to receive a European Research Council Advanced Grant (ERC-AdG). In this five-year 2.5 Mio. € project, we will work towards an understanding of evolutionary adaptations of plants to the composition of their local soils. We will study how such adaptations arise in evolution, which are the contributing gene variants and how these variants act within their functional networks. The project focuses on diversity in the extremophile model plant Arabidopsis halleri. Central approaches are genome-wide association mapping, the mapping of quantitative trait loci using intra-species crosses and extensive transcriptomics studies. (News Release ERC | press release RUB}

Die Zukunftsmacher im Ruhrgebiet

Icon Doku am Freitag WDR-Bericht über Menschen mit ganz eigenen Visionen für den „Pott“ und weit darüber hinaus. Verfügbar bis 23.06.2018 © WDR. Beitrag über Ute Krämer ab 33:21 min

3Sat nano about »Phytomining«

Icon nano 3SatA team from »nano« made two short films at the Department of »Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants« that can be viewed in the media center of the 3Sat station.
Video 1: »Pflanze zieht Metalle aus verseuchtem Boden«
Video 2: »Kaum Interesse an Wunderkresse«


Welcome to the homepage of the Department of »Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants« at the Ruhr University Bochum. You’ll find here a short tour through our Department , an overview of current research and an opportunity to meet our staff. For further information, click on the links embedded in the following introductory texts or use the navigation bar on the left margin of this page.

Evolutionary Functional Genomics & Metal Homeostasis Networks (Krämer)

In our research on Evolutionary Functional Genomics and Metal Homeostasis Networks, we pursue an interdisciplinary approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of the function and evolution of an important biological network. The advantage of plants as model organisms is their experimental flexibility and the ease of sampling of natural populations at locations where selection pressures that have shaped their evolution are still present. Genome sequence data, genomics tools, transformation techniques and knockout mutant collections have increasingly become available in the past decade and are being expanded rapidly.



Our research is intended to improve our knowledge about plant metabolism and development. Thus, research programs are interdependent, and there are many methodological overlaps. At the institute, we use a broad and modern common infrastructure.


  • Vorlesung Bio IV (mehr…)
  • Pflanzenphysiologische Übungen (mehr…)
  • Kombi-A-Modul "Molekulare Biologie und Biotechnologie von Pflanzen und Mikroorganismen" (mehr…)
  • A-Modul "Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie" (mehr…)
  • S-Modul 1, 4-wöchig (mehr…)
  • S-Modul 2, 6-wöchig (mehr…)

Research groups

Prof. Ute Krämer, Dr. Ines Kubigsteltig, Dr. Markus Piotrowski, Prof. Danja Schünemann


Head of Department

News teaching

  • »PPÜ goes digital« gehört zu den 5x5000-Gewinnern
    Icon LaborantinDas eLearning-Konzept von PD Dr. Markus Piotrowski gehört zu den diesjährigen Gewinnern des 5x5000-Wettbewerbs.
  • Pflanzenphysiologische Übungen
    Übersicht und Termine
  • Vorlesung Bio IV
    Übersicht und Termine
  • Probevorlesung »Evolutionäre Anpassung an Schwermetall-verseuchte Böden«
    Icon SchülervorlesungDie Schülervorlesung von Frau Prof. Ute Krämer im Rahmen des »Tages der offenen Tür« (26.3.) kann hier heruntergeladen werden.
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  • News other

    ERC LogoProfessor Dr. Ute Krämer is delighted to receive a European Research Council Advanced Grant (ERC-AdG)
    News Release ERC
    Press release RUB 
  • Why plants grow sprouts in the dark
    Bild der WissenschaftGreen plants with leaves are created by light. Not in the dark. The signal responsible for this is now deciphered.
    to the "RUB Science"article
    original publication

News History

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