Welcome to the Ranf lab!

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 here.

Our research aim

Globally there is a growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly strategies to protect crop plants from pathogens to secure future food supply and food quality. One strategy is to boost the natural defence repertoire of plants to enhance their resistance against diseases.

The focus of our lab is to understand plant-bacteria interactions at the molecular level. In an interdisplinary approach we study how plants can sense microbial infection but also bacterial virulence strategies.


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