Research Training Group 2498

Research Training Group 2498

Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments

// Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Research Training Group (RTG) 2498 “Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments”, a structured education program that connects Plant Research Groups at the MLU Weinberg-Campus in Halle (Saale) and beyond.

The RTG 2498 is a structured education program, funded by the DFG. Different departments from Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry provides graduate students a stimulating and interdisciplinary scientific environment with access to divers methodological and instrumental competencies.    

// General Information        // Interdisciplinary Methods Platform        // Qualification Program

The research of the RTG 2498 centers on the interplay of selected plant cell compartments, which are key factors defining the properties of plant cells. Communication and dynamic of cell compartments is a central part of the reaction of plants to developmental and environmental changes. Investigating intercompartmental processes and signaling is essential to better understand the entire plant organism.

// Research Focus                 // Projects                  // Publications

The RTG 2498 provides a cooperative, interdisciplinary and international community sharing a common research interest. Within the RTG currently 16 internal and associated PhD students are comprehensively supported by 11 RTG Project Leaders and Cooperating Scientists, with different scientific backgrounds ranging from agricultural/nutritional sciences to plant physiology, and from botany to biochemistry and advanced analytics..

// Graduates & Associated                 // Project Leaders                  // Cooperating Scientists

One central aspect of the qualification program of the RTG 2498 are Science Trainings and Complementary Activities. PhD Student Seminars, Colloquiums and meetings with international guests and RTG internal retreats are regularly organized. To additionally offer the PhD students a broad spectrum of elective Trainings the RTG closely collaborates with other PhD programs of the MLU (InGrA, PhD Network, etc.) and IPB (DouCou).

// Upcoming Events                 // Archives                 // Calendar

The MLU Weinberg-Campus in Halle (Saale) is home to an exceptionally large number of research groups focusing on plant sciences. The participating institutes have a documented history of joint research.

// Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology                 // Institute of Biology

// Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences         // Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

In the “Member Area” you can find logos, banners, and files for download, further information and links.

The Gallery of photos of RTG events and the possibility to leave comments are password protected. To get access, contact

// Downloads and Information                   // Gallery                  // Leave your comments           

Latest news

Starting the winter break 21/22

Last Wednesday we had a very good time together at our last RTG get-together this year, the holiday party. Unfortunately, it could not take place in presence. But, as we know from our experiences last

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14 Dec// HPSC with Tonni Grube Andersen

We’re really thankful that Tonni Grube Andersen, leader of the group Root Communication with the Environment at MPI Cologne, agreed to contribute to the Halle Plant Science Colloquium with a talk titled “Passage cells and

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