Dr. Roxanne van Rooijen

Unravelling the functional relationship between leaf anatomy and photosynthesis by mutational and synthetic approaches.

A photosynthetically active bundle-sheath (BS) in the leaves is the hallmark of C4 photosynthesis. Identifying genes that affect BS ontogeny or general leaf anatomy/morphology towards C4-type in Arabidopsis allows to investigate, in a systematic fashion, how leaf anatomy is genetically encoded and how changes in its genetic architecture affect the photosynthetic performance of the leaf.

Keywords expertise: Arabidopsis, Forward genetics, C3/C4 photosynthesis

Dr. Roxanne van Rooijen
CEPLAS Roxanne van Rooijen

vanrooij[at]hhu.de

+49 211 81-14953

Developmental and Molecular Plant Biology
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Universitätsstraße 1


40225 Düsseldorf

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