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.
Genomics and epigenomics of plant-plant and plant-environment interactions
Plant cell signalling at the interface of growth and defences
Chromatin Architecture and Function
The role of autophagy in plant development and stress tolerance
Effectomics: Exploring the Toolbox of Plant Pathogens
Epigenetic Changes in Plants
Small RNA Functions in Plant Embryos