Who we are
Our lab is an independent research group funded by the Emmy Noether programme of the DFG (German Research Foundation). We are hosted at the chair of Phytopatology, School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich located on the campus Freising-Weihenstephan.
Meet the team at TUM here.
Stefanie Ranf is Professor of Plant Sciences at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland since February 2022.
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Our research aim
There is a growing global need for sustainable and environmentally friendly strategies to protect crops from pathogens to ensure future food supply and quality. One strategy is to strengthen the natural defense repertoire of plants to increase their resistance to disease.
The focus of our laboratory is on understanding the interactions between plants and bacteria at the molecular level. In an interdisciplinary approach, we study how plants can recognize microbial infections, but also the bacterial virulence strategies.