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    Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics

    Group Uni-Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich

    Department of Molecular Plant-Physiology and Biophysics - Botany I

    University of Wuerzburg
    Biocentre, Julius-von-Sachs-Institut for Biosciences
    Department of Molecular Plant-Physiology and Biophysics - Botany I
    Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 2
    97082 Wuerzburg
    Germany

    Tel.: +49 931 31-86100
    Fax: +49 931 31-86157

    hedrich@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de


    Room: 202

    Staff of the Chair
    Staff of the Chair of Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics
    (Foto: C. Wiese, Universität Würzburg 2017)

    Staff

    Uni-Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich (Head)

    Matthias Dziony (Sekretariat)
    Karin Roth (Sekretariat)

    Julia Köber (Technische Assistentin)
    Brigitte Neumann (Technische Assistentin)
    Kerstin Neuwinger (Technische Assistentin)
    Dr. Christian Wiese (IT-Bereichsmanager)

    Dr. Christine Weiste (Scientific Coworker)
    Dr. Tobias Maierhofer (Scientific Coworker)
    Dr. Sönke Scherzer (Scientific Coworker)

    Julian Dindas (Doctoral Researcher)
    Dorothea Graus (Doctoral Researcher)
    Sarah Herbell (Doctoral Researcher)
    Johannes Hermann (Doctoral Researcher)
    Dawid Jaslan (Doctoral Researcher)
    Justyna Jaslan (Doctoral Researcher)
    Sohail Karimi (Doctoral Researcher)
    Eva Kopic (Doctoral Researcher)
    Christof Lind (Doctoral Researcher)
    Katharina von Meyer (Doctoral Researcher)


    Focus of the group

    Rainer Hedrich, chair of Molecular Plant Physiology & Biophysics, pioneered the biology of plant ion channels. He introduced the patch clamp technique into the plant field by demonstrating for the first time the existence of plant ion channels. This discovery resulted in the elucidation of the structure-function relationships of plant ion channels, established the key role of ion channels in plants, and inspired the formation of a new research field, which is part of today’s plant biology text books. This Würzburg lab made major contributions to uncover the functions of plant ion channels, co-transporters and pumps and showed crucial functions of these proteins for plant physiology and development. Using physiological and molecular-genetic analysis his lab revealed the voltage and pH sensor of plant potassium channels, uncovered their selectivity filters, demonstrated the interaction sites of important components to channel proteins and studied subsequent signaling events. He succeeded in reconstitution of the fast ABA signaling pathway of guard cells from receptor to anion channels activation, via protein phosphorylation, by using a drought stress protein kinase/phosphatase pair. Besides of basic research, the Würzburg lab contributed to the development of new model systems by elucidating the molecular basis of plant adaptation to dry, hot, and saline environments. Recently the Hedrich lab has show the carnivorous Venus flytrap is able to count electrical impulses.

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    University of Würzburg
    Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics
    Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 2
    97082 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 (0)931 31-86101
    Fax: +49 (0)931 31-86857
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