Wolfgang Busch

Dr Wolfgang Busch is a Group Leader conducting research on the systems genetics of root growth


Dr Busch joined the GMI as a Group Leader in January 2011. Previously he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the lab of Dr Philip Benfey at Duke University in the USA.

Academic Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Student of Biology: Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 1998
  • Research semester: University of California, San Diego, USA, 2001
  • Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Biology: Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 2004
  • PhD: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology/Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 2009

Postdoctoral Training and Positions

  • Postdoctoral Associate: IGSP Center for Systems Biology, Duke University, Durham, USA, 2008. Laboratory: Dr Philip Benfey.

Awards & Fellowships

  • Fellowship of the Cusanuswerk, 2000
  • PhD Fellowship of the Cusanuswerk, 2004
  • PhD summa cum laude, 2008
  • Doctoral Thesis Award, Reinhod-und-Maria-Teufel Foundation, 2009
  • Society for Experimental Biology President's Medal, 2015
  • Genome Web Young Investigator, 2015


Click here for a full list of Wolfgang's publications.

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