Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics

Department of Molecular Plantphysiology and Biophysics - Botany I of the University of Würzburg

Julius-von-Sachs-Institute for Biosciences


Uni.Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich
Tel.: +49 (0)931 / 31 86100
Fax: +49 (0)931 / 31 86157
E-Mail: hedrich@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Dept., secretariat:

Matthias Dziony
Tel.: +49 (0)931 / 31 86101
Fax: +49 (0)931 / 31 86157
E-Mail: l-botanik1@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de


Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 2
D - 97082 Würzburg


Scientific orientation

The Department of Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics at the Julius-von-Sachs Institute, University of Würzburg, encompasses approximately 500 m2 of S1-registered exclusive laboratory space and glasshouses. The department is divided into separate labs for molecular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology (patch-clamp, intracellular multi-barrelled microelectrode recordings, Xenopus oocyte voltage clamp measurements, scanning ion-selective electrode measurements, amperometry), structural biology, cell culture and microscopy/spectroscopy (confocal laser scanning microscope, laser-microdissection, microtomes, cell-tram for single cell sampling). The institute also houses radiation safety labs to allow radioactive labelling of proteins and nucleic acids. The department is completely equipped, having state-of-the-art (ultra-) centrifuges, PCR machines, sterile hoods (for plant and mammalian cell culture), PCR work stations, cultivation shakers, -20 °C and -80 °C freezers, RNA microinjection and gas exchange stations. In vitro molecular interaction analyses can be performed using a newly-acquired surface plasmon resonance system. For real-time PCR experiments, three front-line real-time PCR machines (Roche and Eppendorf) are available. In addition, a technical workshop, fully technician-supported glasshouses and environmental growth chambers are part of the Julius-von-Sachs Institute.


News from the Department of Molecular Plantphysiology and Biophysics

Pflanzen mit unterschiedlicher Wachstumsrichtung

Kommunikation per Kalziumwelle

Weltspitze: Sechs Würzburger Wissenschaftler hochzitiert

Fotos von einer Venusfliegenfalle, ihre Drüsen unter dem Mikroskop und schematische Darstellung der Vorgänge, die zur Sekretion führen. (Bild: Sönke Scherzer/Dirk Becker)

Dionaea: Wie die Verdauung in Gang kommt

Uni-Forscher weltweit häufig zitiert

Farbige Mikroskopie-Aufnahmen, die Zellen mit normalen (grüne Punkte) und abnormalen (gelbe Punkte) Stressgranula zeigen. (Foto: AG Buchberger)

The big clean up after stress

Akademisches Schreiben kompakt

Der Kupferfarbene Buntgrabläufer (Poecilus cupreus). (Foto: Fabian Bötzl)

Raiding the rape field

Travelling faster with detours


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

Phone: +49 931 31-86101
Fax: +49 931 31-86157

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