PD Dr. Axel Mithöfer

   Research Group Plant Defense Physiology
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1263Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1256Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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Axel Mithöfer studied Biology in Osnabrück, Germany, and did his Diploma in 1988. In 1992, he received his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. For his Habilitation in Botany at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich in 1999, he worked on physiological and molecular aspects in the Phytophthora sojae – soybean pathosystem together with Prof. J. Ebel. In 2000, he moved to the INRA in Toulouse, France. After returning to Munich for another 2 years he joined the Bioorganic Chemistry Department of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena in 2003 as the leader of the "Plant Defence Physiology" research group. In 2019 he became head of the "Independent Research Group Plant Defense Physiology". He is associate professor at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. His main research interests lay in the field of plants’ interactions with other organisms, mainly herbivorous insects: the processes of signal perception, signal transduction, and induced plant defenses.
last updated on 2019-06-05