Dr. Leonie Weber

Research Focus

My goal is to understand how networks of interacting transcription factors in the model legume Lotus japonicus regulate the exchange of fatty acids and phosphate through arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis with the fungus Rhizophagus irregularis. I currently generate and analyze insertional mutant lines of these transcription factors in Lotus to uncover the composition and function of regulatory complexes using in vitro and in planta assays and approaches.



Dr. Leonie Weber


+49 221 708222

Institute for Plant Sciences, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Straße 47a

50674 Cologne

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