Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology investigates metabolic and molecular processes in plant cells, tissues and organs. The goal of the Institute's research is not only to understand the molecular details of individual processes such as the uptake of substances, the structure, storage, transport and mobilisation of plant components as well as the regulation of these processes, but also to figure out how these different processes interact and are integrated. In this Systems Biology approach, experimental and computational scientists interact closely to understand how metabolism and plant growth are organised and regulated, and how they are affected by different environmental factors.
In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.