"It always seems impossible, until it's done" Nelson Mandela

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants - Prof. Theo Lange

Research focus

Our group has many years of experience in investigating GA biosynthesis and its role in plant development, in analyzing plant hormones, in enzyme biochemistry, and in molecular biology of genes involved in the GA biosynthetic pathways.

In fact, we pioneered the new field of molecular biology of GA synthesis by cloning and characterization the first genes of the GA pathway. Very recently we identified the hormonal basis for plant thigmomorphogenesis. Moreover, we are one of the few groups worldwide specialized in analyzing GAs.

Since 1999 we teach undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate students in plant biology at Braunschweig University of Technology. Several European and non-European young scientist started their career in our group.