Dept. Weigel (Molecular Biology of Plants & Animals – MPI for Developmental Biology)

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weigel.jpgweigel_terrace_w.jpgDear visitor,

my department at the Max Planweigel_terrace_w.jpgck Institute is a great place for research at the interface of plant biology, developmental genetics and evolutionary genomics. Apart from scientific discoveries, training the next generation of leaders in the field is very important to us. Many former members have established successful careers, and several have won major scientific prizes and awards. Among them are Kirsten Bomblies (Associate Professor, Harvard), Jan Lohmann (Professor, Heidelberg University), Ilha Lee (Professor, Seoul University), Ove Nilsson (Professor and Director, Umeå Plant Science Centre), and Philip Wigge (Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge).

There is a range of exciting opportunities to perform cutting-edge work in the department, and we are always interested in hearing from undergraduates, PhD students and postdocs who want to be part of our team.

One of our main lines of research, on fitness tradeoffs, is now being supported through a 2.5M€ grant from the ERC. You can read the application here.

Detlef Weigel, Director



Interested in
joining us? 

If you are interested in joining us as a postdoctoral fellow, PhD student or undergraduate, read more about current projects in the different groups, or look at the page of job opportunities.



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or publications? 

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public or the press? 

For an impression of the long-time goals or our research, read a perspective by Detlef Weigel in the Max Planck Yearbook 2009 (German version). You can also download Detlef Weigel's CV



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