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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 are established to promote young researchers. Emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers via a focused research program and a structured training strategy. More information on GRKs is provided here.

Supported by a 3.65 million € DFG-grant, GRK1798 was launched in October 2013. Located on Campus Herrenhausen, the GRK supports doctoral researchers to promote cross-discipline knowledge on signal processes between plant roots and the surrounding soil.

We expect to obtain answers to these questions: (1) How are (a)biotic 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 GRK promotes an integration of Plant Genetics, Plant Genomics, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Nutrition, Horticulture, Microbiology, and Soil Science.

Our GRK is related to the Leibniz Research Initiative "Boden-Pflanze-Mensch" (BPM), the GRANAT Graduate School of Natural Sciences, and the Graduate Academy of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

To obtain general information on the Research Training Group, please confer to the German and English executive summaries or contact the Spokesperson.