Welcome to the Department of Plant Metabolism

The Department of ‚Plant Metabolism‘ is dedicated to the understanding of the physiological aspects and molecular mechanisms, allowing plants to acclimate to an everchanging environment. During recent years it became evident that changes in growth parameters, such as light intensity and temperature, are perceived by chloroplasts. There, the stimuli are translated into signals to modify the expression of genes in the nucleus needed to cope with the new environment. Using physiological, genetic and biochemical analysis, the group wants to explore the chloroplast-derived signals and components of signal transduction cascades involved in the stimulated expression of, for example, genes essential for the accumulation of photoprotective anthocyanins during acclimation. Also, the work of the group aims at the translation of findings from basic research into biotechnological applications.


Article in "Traditio et Innovatio" - Magazine of the University Rostock

An article in the "Traditio et Innovatio" - Magazine of the University Rostock describes our research and explaines how plants activate the biosynthesis of protective Anthocyanins when exposed to high light intensities.

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Feature of our reserach in the magazine LaborJournal (03/23)

In the latest issue of the LABORJOURNAL, an article written by Larissa Tetsch features our research and latest results concerning the regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in high light.

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NDR Radio broadcast featuring our reserach

Recently the work and results from our group and latest publication (Zirngibl et al. 2022) on the regulation of anthocyanin accumulation during high light acclimation was featured in a radio broadcast on NDR1 Radio MV.

>Text on NDR website / >Audio / >Press release Uni Rostock




Offers for Thesis projects in the group "Physiology of Plant Metabolism"

If your are interested to perform your experimental work for Bachelor and Master thesis get in contact with Jun.-Prof. Andreas Richter >andreas.richteruni-rostockde.

Further information >PDF

Teaching WiSe23/24

Stoffwechselregulation und Akklimatisierung von Pflanzen (MA FUP 14204)

Vorlesung: Mittwochs 9:00-10:30 Uhr (AE3, 3. Etage, R. 339)

Seminar: Mittwochs 11:00- 12:30 Uhr (AE3, 3. Etage, R. 339) (alternativ Blockveranstaltung)

Übung: Termin wird noch bekannt gegeben / Mo-Fr. 12 bis 18 Uhr (AE3, 3. Etage, R. 347-355)

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Modul Bioethik (BA / 14920)

Seminar/VL: Mittwochs 17:15 - 18:45, wöchentlich, Ort: AE3-SR203

Mit Jun.-Prof. Dr. theol. Johann-Christian Põder, Prof. Dr. rer.nat.habil. Frederike Diana Hanke, Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Richter

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Botanik (BA / 14902)

Einführung in die Cytologie - 4 Veranstaltungen

Gemeinsame VL mit Prof. S. Porembski, J. Rexroth und Jun.-Prof A. Richter

Termine mit Jun.-Prof. A. Richter: folgen

Ort und Zeiten:

Montag: 09:15 - 10:45, Ort: AE3-HS001 "Hans Spemann" / Hörsaalgebäude Biologie
Mittwoch: 09:15 - 10:45, Ort: AE3-HS001 "Hans Spemann" / Hörsaalgebäude Biologie
Freitag: 07:30 - 09:00, Ort: AE3A-HS001 "August Michaelis" / Hörsaalgebäude Chemie

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