Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics

    Privdoz. Dr. Rob Roelfsema

    Group Privdoz. 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


    Privdoz. Dr. Rob Roelfsema (Head)

    Shouguang Huang (Doctoral Researcher)

    Jan Rathje (Doctoral Researcher)


    Plants are equipped with various sensors, which enable them to perceive essential information from their surroundings. Based on this information, they are able to adapt to a wide range of growth conditions. The perception of environmental signals by plants and the mechanisms by which they adapt to altered growth conditions are the main topic of my research. Emphasis is given to signal perception and transduction in guard cells, which provoke the opening and closure of stomatal pores in the leaf surface.