Research Groups

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%).

Youssef Belkhadir

Plant Cell Signaling at the Interface of Growth and Defense

Yasin Dagdas

Autophagy Mediated Cellular Quality Control Mechanisms in Plants

Arturo Marí-Ordóñez 

Mechanisms of Recognition and Silencing of Transposons in Plants

Michael Nodine

Developmental Genomics

Kelly Swarts

Tree-ring Genomics

Frédéric Berger

Chromatin Architecture and Function

Liam Dolan

Development and Evolution of Land Plants

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid

Epigenetic Changes in Plants

Magnus Nordborg

Population Genetics