The main interest in our lab is the regulation of gene expression and chromatin structure by epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic research is a very fast evolving field that has received increasing attention following the discovery of the histone code and the small RNA world. One important aspect of epigenetic gene regulation in plants is the expression stability of transgenes, an obvious prerequisite for the successful application of recombinant DNA technology in modern horticulture and agriculture. Another focus in our lab is therefore the control of transgene activity in plant biotechnology.
Details about our work can be found at the lab website
An introduction into the subject of epigenetics is available at the following site
For an overview of our work on epigenetic gene regulation go to
For an overview of our work on biotechnology go to
A list of publications can be viewed at
Details about PhD projects are available at