Since October 1, 2021, Junior Professor Boas Pucker has been building up the Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Group at the Institute of Plant Biology. The focus is on substances that plants have evolved, for example as colorants for flowers or as defense substances against infections. To this end, Professor Pucker analyses the plant genome, observes individual DNA molecules and searches for genes that might be suitable for the production of active substances. Professor Pucker recently worked at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge in the UK and at the universities in Bochum and Bielefeld.
We are pleased about the BRICS membership of Prof. Boas Pucker.