Tobias Pfennig

Research Focus

Cyanobacteria can perform photosynthesis and fix carbon themselves. Nonetheless, they are part of the microbiome of plants and can benefit the growth of their host. I am interested in the molecular mechanisms of these symbiotic interactions between plants and cyanobacteria, especially because both organisms are photosynthetic. I will develop mathematical models and populate and validate them with experimental data to learn what both organisms can gain from each other.

Tobias Pfennig


CEPLAS Graduate School
Class of 2020

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich