Ph.D. position - Plant cell biology and abiotic stress A

A funded Ph.D. student position is available at the Chair of Plant Systems Biology at the LifeScienes campus
of the Technische Universität München in Freising-Weihenstephan. 

·       Gibberellin in abiotic stress in Arabidopsis and tomato 

We seek a motivated Ph.D. student to strengthen our highly interactive and collaborative team. The project integrates biochemical and cell biological approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress regulation through the gibberellin pathway and DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis and tomato. The ideal applicant shows a strong interest in protein biochemistry, cell biology and has a background in plant biology. The project is integrated into the SFB924, a very active Munich-based plant science network ( 

The Chair of Plant Systems Biology has expertise in a broad spectrum of molecular, cell biological, biochemical and genetic techniques, as well as in confocal microscopy. The laboratory has access to all techniques and equipment required to do state-of-the-art plant research. 

Please send a letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF to:

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. 

Further information and publications 

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DiSUMO-LIKE Interacts with RNA-Binding Proteins and Affects Cell-Cycle Progression during Maize Embryogenesis. Chen J, Kalinowska K, Müller B, Mergner J, Deutzmann R, Schwechheimer C, Hammes UZ, Dresselhaus T. Curr Biol. 2018 May 21;28(10):1548-1560.e5. 

Largely additive effects of gibberellin and strigolactone on gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Lantzouni O, Klermund C, Schwechheimer C. Plant J. 2017 Dec;92(5):924-938. 

The Arabidopsis NPF3 protein is a GA transporter. Tal I, Zhang Y, Jørgensen ME, Pisanty O, Barbosa IC, Zourelidou M, Regnault T, Crocoll C, Olsen CE, Weinstain R, Schwechheimer C, Halkier BA, Nour- Eldin HH, Estelle M, Shani E. Nat Commun. 2016 May 3;7:11486. 

Convergence of auxin and gibberellin signaling on the regulation of the GATA transcription factors GNC and GNL in Arabidopsis thaliana. Richter R, Behringer C, Zourelidou M, Schwechheimer C. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 6;110(32):13192-7. 

The GATA-type transcription factors GNC and GNL/CGA1 repress gibberellin signaling downstream from DELLA proteins and PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTORS. Richter R, Behringer C, Müller IK, Schwechheimer C. Genes Dev. 2010 Sep 15;24(18):2093-104.