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%).

Claude Becker

Genomics and Epigenomics of Plant-Plant and Plant-Environment Interactions

Frederic Berger

Chromatin Architecture and Function

Armin Djamei

Effectomics: Exploring the Toolbox of Plant Pathogens

Michael Nodine

Developmental Genomics

Youssef Belkhadir

Plant Cell Signaling at the Interface of Growth and Defense

Yasin Dagdas

Autophagy Mediated Cellular Quality Control Mechanisms in Plants

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid

Epigenetic Changes in Plants

Magnus Nordborg

Population Genetics