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University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany.

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Found in 1737 in the age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance, and justice. Biogeochemistry of Agroecosystems team from the University of Göttingen (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Dippold) is expertise in isotopic studies related to roots … Continue reading University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany.

University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

The University of Bayreuth is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was found in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The geoscience team from Bayreuth University (Prof. Dr. Andrea Carminati and Mutez Ali Ahmed) is expertise in root and rhizosphere traits (mucilage and root hairs) related to water uptake. The team … Continue reading University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

Sense and Sensibility

The word of the moment in modern breeding programmes is “high-throughput phenotyping”. We need to measure well, measure with precision, and measure fast, and measure in bulk. But measure what? The LeasyScan platform has been developed to answer essential research questions concerning plant adaptation to drought and turn answers into breeding solutions. LeasyScan is here … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility

Lysimetric Facility

     Why is it important? Lysimetric approach- the innovation How it works Importance to crop improvement Uniqueness of the facility and    relevance to other locations Re-constructing the drought puzzle The two different angles this research led to Further Why is it important? Phenotyping, or measuring key traits of crops such as drought-tolerance, is crucial … Continue reading Lysimetric Facility

Molecular Physiology

  Molecular Physiology Basic research using the tools of molecular biology enables us to investigate the physiological traits of interest up to the level of gene variability and expression in selected germplasm. Since far, we mainly focus on characterization of genes & gene expression related to cellular water channels (aquaporins) in our mandate crops. Aquaporins … Continue reading Molecular Physiology


Phenotyping After the given plant phenotype is reasonably understood and the potential economic value of the phenotype assessed in silico, ultimately, the tools enabling massive screening of such phenotype is inevitable to assist the breeding programs. To encounter the typical breeding population size and screen for the phenotype relevant for crop production improvement in target … Continue reading Phenotyping

Trait Dissection

  Trait Dissection Within team activities, dissection of physiological traits lay the baseline on which all other activities are built. We focus on understanding the range of plant adaptive mechanisms underlying the crop water usage which can potentially contribute to plant production advantage in various drought stress environments. Regulated dry down Transpiration response to VPD … Continue reading Trait Dissection