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Current Projects


RESIST project

In this project a variety of “-omics” approaches are used to study the molecular mechanisms used by several species of resurrection plants to withstand extreme drought.

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PlantaSyst, EU Horizon 2020

The overall objective of PlantaSYST is to establish a Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, as a joint initiative of four Bulgarian research institutes.

  • Breeding coffee for agroforestry systems (BREEDCAFS), EU Horizon 2020 (2017 - 2019)
  • Metabolic Engineering mit lichtkontrollierten Modulen (MELICOMO) BMBF (2017 - 2019)
  • Unraveling the contribution of soil biodiversity to maize growth and fitness through combined omics-based in silico modeling and reconstruction biology (RECONSTRUCT), BMBF (2017 - 2019)
  • Maximizing photosynthetic efficiency in maize (FULL THROTTLE), BMBF (2018-2019)
  • A systems biology approach to decipher the molecular mechanisms of plant ageing in Haberlea rhodopensis, MPG (sequencing fund) (2017)
  • Muti-trait trade-off and plasticity in Arabidopsis, Proposal for the first funding period of DFG SPP 1819 (2015-2018)
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Nitrogen Flux Map

Building Nitrogen Flux Map (NFM) of Plants


MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology:

PhD Program – International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Plant Science (IMPRS MolPlant)