Six questions to Markus Pauly


Question 1

What fascinates you most about natural sciences?

The logic and functionality of it all.

Question 2

What is your favorite plant and why?

Veronica chamdaedrys – the first plant I determined and collected for my herbarium (150 plants) for my biology studies in 1989.

Question 3

Which incident from your life as a researcher has remained in your memory the most?

My former PhD student became professor.

Question 4

What advice would you give to young scientists?

Keep your options open.

Question 5

If you had the choice, which research question would you like to be able to answer?

How to store electric energy on a larger scale.

Question 6

What's your favorite thing to do after work?

Participation in eSports.



Markus Pauly


Head of Institute for Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology, HHU

In CEPLAS since:

January 2016

Place of birth:

Eschweiler, Kreis Aachen, Germany