Research Groups

Gregor Mendel Institute

Research at the GMI is curiosity driven and covers many aspects of molecular genetics, including basic mechanisms of epigenetics, population genetics, chromosome biology, developmental biology, signal transduction and biotrophy. Research is carried out by independent research groups, led by senior group leaders with unlimited contracts, or junior group leaders with temporary (5+3 years) appointments. The focus is on scientific excellence and publication in high impact journals. Notably, GMI researchers have one of the highest publications rates in Austria in journals such as Nature and Science.

Claude Becker Research

Claude Becker

Genomics and Epigenomics of Plant-Plant and Plant-Environment Interactions

Youssef Belkhadir Research

Youssef Belkhadir

Plant Cell Signalling at the interface of Growth and Defences

Frederic Berger Research

Frederic Berger

Chromatin Architecture and Function

Wolfgang Busch Research

Wolfgang Busch

Systems Genetics of Root Growth

Yasin Dagdas Research

Yasin Dagdas

Autophagy in Plant Development and Stress Responses

Armin Djamei Research

Armin Djamei

Effectomics: Exploring the Toolbox of Plant Pathogens

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid Research

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid

Epigenetic Changes in Plants

Michael Nodine Research

Michael Nodine

Small RNA Functions in Plant Embryos

Magnus Nordborg Research

Magnus Nordborg

Population Genetics

Gregor Mendel Institute of
Molecular Plant Biology GmbH

Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3
1030 Vienna, Austria

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