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The long term goal of our research is to understand how plants integrate the uptake and utilization of key mineral nutrients with their needs, demand, and changes in environment and what is the role of microorganisms in plant nutrition. We use a combination of biochemical, genetic and physiological approaches and exploit natural variation in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana for genome wide association studies. The focus of the group has traditionally been sulfur nutrition and its integration in general plant metabolism. The group is firmly embedded in the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), contributing to research areas C and D by studying the mechanisms by which plants interact with their microbiome and area B by comparing mineral nutrition in related C3 and C4 plants.

AG Prof. Dr. Stanislav Kopriva

University of Cologne
Botanical Institute
Zülpicher Str. 47b
D-50674 Cologne

Germany