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.