Basic Research in Plant Molecular Biology

Research at the GMI is curiosity driven and covers many aspects of modern biology, including epigenetics, population genetics, chromosome biology, developmental biology, signal transduction, and biotrophy. Research is carried out by independent research groups, led either by senior group leaders with renewable contracts, or junior group leaders with temporary (5+3 years) appointments. All groups enjoy substantial core funding, as well as external grants (the Vienna BioCenter success rate with ERC grant applications is over 60%).

Frédéric BERGER

Chromatin Architecture and Function

Liam DOLAN

Development and Evolution of Land Plants

Yan MA

Insect-induced Plant Galls

Magnus NORDBORG

Population Genetics

Yasin DAGDAS

Autophagy Mediated Cellular Quality Control Mechanisms in Plants

Nick IRWIN

Horizontal Gene Transfer in Plants and Algae

Arturo MARÍ-ORDÓÑEZ

Mechanisms of Recognition and Silencing of Transposons in Plants

Silvia RAMUNDO

Chloroplast biogenesis and protein quality control

FORMER GMI RESEARCH GROUPS

Kelly SwartsTree-ring GenomicsSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden
Ortrun Mittelsten ScheidEpigenetic Changes in Plants 
Youssef BelkhadirPlant Cell Signaling at the Interface of Growth and DefenseThe MCM Laboratory, Houston, TX, USA
Michael NodineDevelopmental GenomicsWageningen University, Netherlands
Claude BeckerAllelopathyLMU München, Germany
Armin DjameiEffectomicsINRES, Bonn, Germany
Wolfgang BuschRoot DevelopmentSalk Institute, La Jolla, USA
Claudia JonakSignal TransductionAIT, Vienna, Austria
Thomas GrebSecondary GrowthCOS, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Hisashi TamaruPollen Epigenetics 
Karel RihaGenome StabilityCEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic
Marjori MatzkePTGSIPMB, Taipei, Taiwan
Antonius MatzkePTGSIPMB, Taipei, Taiwan

Dieter Schweizer

(Founding Director)

Chromosome biology: Arabidopsis SMCHD proteinsEmeritus o. Univ.-Prof. of the University of Vienna
Werner AufsatzHistone DeacetylationÖAMTC, Salzburg, Austria