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Research Training Group GRK1798 "Signaling at the Plant-Soil Interface"

Welcome to the DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) GRK1798 "Signaling at the Plant-Soil Interface". Research Training Groups (RTGs) are established to promote young researchers. Emphasis is on their qualification by combining a focused research program with structured training. More information on RTGs is provided here.

Funded with ~5 million € by the DFG, GRK1798 kicked off in October 2013. Located on Campus Herrenhausen, the RTG supports doctoral researchers to promote cross-discipline knowledge on signal processes between roots and the surrounding soil. We work on these questions:

(1) How are biotic and abiotic soil signals processed in roots?
(2) What similarities and differences exist in signal processing?
(3) What are the consequences of signal perception in roots for whole-plant metabolism?

To answer these questions, the RTG integrates expertises in Plant Genetics, Plant Genomics, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Nutrition, Horticulture, Microbiology, and Soil Science. For general information on the program, please confer to the German and English executive summaries or contact the Spokesperson.