Molecular Plant Science - Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen
During the phylogenetic development of the eukaryotic plant/algae cell, nowadays chloroplasts originated from former free-living cyanobacteria. The integration of this endosymbiont on a cellular level was achieved by the establishment of an intracellular communication system. This system is based on nucleus-encoded regulatory factors directing plastid gene expression especially on the posttranscriptional level including the assembly of functional multiprotein complexes. Understanding this regulatory network and its development on the molecular level is the main focus of our scientific work.
Biozentrum der LMU München
Dept. Biologie I - Botanik
Grosshaderner Strasse 2-4