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Plant Evolutionary Cell Biology - AG Naegele

abteilungslogo_naegele_quadraticRange boundaries of plant species are shaped by environmental factors like temperature, light, humidity and soil water content. These factors significantly affect plant evolution, development and ecology. To promote our understanding of how plants acclimate to a changing environment, our research focuses on the quantitative analysis of metabolic regulation. We apply a combination of experimental and theoretical methods to develop quantitative models of plant metabolism. Experimental data on photosynthesis, subcellular metabolite concentrations, protein levels and enzyme activities are used to develop mathematical models wich enable the prediction of plant growth in a changing environment. 


Our lab participates in the MENTOR PhD program at University of Vienna, Austria. Research focus: molecular mechanisms of plant resilience.

Plant sugar metabolism, transport and signaling in a challenging environment - Call for Articles

Our work indicates that hexokinase activity significantly contributes to natural variation of heat acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Read more.

Our study on subcellular metabolism has been selected for an Outstanding Paper Award!

Which role does carbohydrate metabolism play in plant cold acclimation? We have summarized current concepts and ideas - Read more.

Have a look at the LMU press release about our subcellular high-throughput analysis!