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Welcome to the Höcker lab!

AG Höcker

We are studying molecular responses of plants to the light environment, in particular the role of protein degradation in light-controlled plant development.  To unravel this process, we are using the species Arabidopsis thaliana, Physcomitium patens and charophyte algae, employing a combination of genetic, molecular and biochemical tools.   


Research aspects are part of the "Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)" , the DFG Collaborative Research Center TRR341 “Plant Ecological Genetics”  , the DFG Priority Program “Molecular Adaptation to Land: plant evolution to change (Madland)”  , the International Max-Planck-Research School (IMPRS) and the Graduate School for Biological Sciences (GSfBS) .