Research Groups

Basic Research in Plant Molecular Biology

Research at the GMI is curiosity driven and covers many aspects of molecular genetics, including basic mechanisms of epigenetics, population genetics, chromosome biology, developmental biology, signal transduction and biotrophy. Research is carried out by independent research groups, led by senior group leaders with unlimited contracts, or junior group leaders with temporary (5+3 years) appointments. The focus is on scientific excellence and publication in high impact journals. Notably, GMI researchers have one of the highest publications rates in Austria in journals such as Nature and Science.

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