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Genomes | Light | Life

Exploring photosynthetic diversity for sustainability



Life on Earth depends on photosynthesis to convert sun light into energy-rich biomass and to produce oxygen. Our group studies fundamental aspects of photosynthesis because understanding organisms is critical to improving them for the benefit of human kind in a changing world. We explore the photosynthetic diversity of plants, algae, and  cyanobacteria by genome mining, in silico prediction, in vivo evaluation and synthetic innovation.

Welcome to the Institute of Plant Biochemistry!


Plant Biochemistry is member of::

CEPLAS - Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences



International Graduate Programs iGRADplant nd NEXTplant



Sonderforschungebereich 1208



Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber

Biochemie der Pflanzen
Universitätsstraße 1
Building: 26.03
Floor/Room: 01.30
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-12347


Ivonne Hein

Building: 26.03
Floor/Room: 01.28
Phone +49 211 81-14132
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