Blüte U. Krämer H. Holländer-Czytko I. Kubigsteltig M. Bernal M. Piotrowski D. Schünemann Fakultät

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3Sat nano about »Phytomining«

Icon nano 3SatA team from »nano« made two short films at the department of Plant Physiology that can be viewed in the mediathek 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 Plant Physiology at the Ruhr University Bochum. You’ll find here a short tour through the Department of Plant Physiology, 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.


Lectures and courses are given covering all aspects of plant physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. (Vorlesungen: Biologie IV (Pflanzenphysiologie); Stoffwechselphysiologie der Pflanzen; Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie Höherer Pflanzen; Praktika: Pflanzenphysiologische Übungen; A-Modul; S-Modul; G-Block Pflanzenphysiologie; S-Block Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie; Seminare; Graduiertenkolleg Biogenese und Mechanismen komplexer Zellfunktionen.)

Research groups

Prof. Ute Krämer, Dr. Heike Holländer-Czytko, Dr. Ines Kubigsteltig, Dr. Markus Piotrowski, Prof. Danja Schünemann


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  • Vorlesung Bio IV
    Der Pflanzenphysiologie-Teil startet am Mittwoch, den 11.5.2016 um 9.15 Uhr
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  • Pflanzenphysiologische
    Übungen 2016

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  • Probevorlesung »Evolutionäre Anpassung an Schwermetall-verseuchte Böden«
    Icon SchülervorlesungDie Schülervorlesung von Frau Prof. Dr. Ute Krämer im Rahmen des »Tages der offenen Tür« (26.3.) kann hier heruntergeladen werden.
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  • Pflaphy-Telefonverzeichnis
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  • Podcast: lecture by Ute Krämer
    Icon RUB50-VorträgeDownload the lecture by Prof. Ute Krämer »Schwermetalle: Pflanzen als Vermittler zwischen Umwelt und menschlichem Wohlergehen« as part of the series
    »50 Jahre – 50 Vorträge«.
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  • Gold für Jan Riering
    Goldjunge Jan RieringWir gratulieren sehr herzlich unserem Lehrstuhlmitarbeiter Jan Riering und den Teamkameraden Timo Riering und Benedikt Gertz zu dem phänomenalen Sieg bei dem bundesweiten Berufswettbewerb für junge Gärtnerinnen und Gärtner
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2015
    BakteriumProf. Ute Krämer has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher again!
    Highly Cited Researchers
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  • 3Sat nano about Phytomining
    Icon nano 3SatA team from 3Sat »nano« made two short films at the department of Plant Physiology that can be viewed in the mediathek of the 3Sat station.
    Website of 3Sat nano
    Video 1 (3Sat-Mediathek)
    Video 2 (3Sat-Mediathek)
  • DRadio Wissen Grünstreifen
    Icon DRadio WissenUte Krämer interviewed by Manuel Unger on the subject of phytomining within the magazine "Grünstreifen".
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  • radio eins rbb Wissenschaft
    Icon AgarosegelUte Krämer interviewed by Stephan Karkowsky on the subject of phytomining within the science magazine "Die Profis".
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  • Dokumentary »Lokalzeit Ruhr«
    Icon radio ein rbb»Pflanzen reinigen belastete Böden«. Program on 03.11.2014 | 03:13 Min
  • Motherboard online magazine
    Phytomining ZinkThe online magazine 'Motherboard' published an article about Ute Krämer and the topic 'phytomining'.
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  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
    Phytomining ZinkThe Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine published an article about the biologists Ute Krämer, Alan Baker and Rufus Chaney on the topic 'phytomining - how plants get metals from the ground'. (Issue 40 2014).
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  • Highly Cited Researcher
    BakteriumProf. Ute Krämer has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!
    Highly Cited Researchers
  • Beauty of Science
    BakteriumESRF highlights Camille's recent images of elemental distribution in the Arabidopsis leaf
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  • “Don't take my heavy metal, man!”
    BakteriumAC/DC? Metallica?? Motorhead???
    “No, iron and manganese!”: The effects of ionophores in bacteria revealed!
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