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

Magnus Nordborg

Population Genetics

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

Silvia Ramundo

Organelle biogenesis; Organelle protein quality control; Chloroplast biotechnology


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