Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics

    apl. Prof. Dr. Rob Roelfsema

    Group apl. Prof. Dr. M. Rob G. Roelfsema

    Biocentre University of Wuerzburg
    Julius-von-Sachs-Institute für Biosciences
    Chair for Molecular Plantphysiology and Biophysics - Botany I
    Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 2
    97082 Würzburg

    Tel.: +49 931 31-86121
    Fax: +49 931 31-86158


    Room: 207b


    apl. Prof. Rob Roelfsema (Head)

    Dr. Shouguang Huang (Postdoc)

    Florence Muraya (Doctoral Researcher)

    Focus of Research

    Plants harbor a variety of sensors, with which can perceive information form their environment, to adapt their growth to the prevailing environmental conditions. The perception of environmental signals by plants and their impact on plant growth is the focus of my research. In this context, the mode of action of stomata is of special interest to me. Stomata are pores in the leaf surface that are open and closed by guard cells and regulate gas exchange between the plant and atmosphere. Stomatal opening depends on the uptake of potassium salts into guard cells and their storage in vacuoles, which are topics that are studied in the projects described below.