Milena Malisic

Research focus

Crop productivity on one third of the world’s arable land is reduced due to low bioavailability of iron, a critical micronutrient for plant fitness and survival. In addition to their own capacity to mobilize the micronutrient from recalcitrant soil pools, plants enlist the services of their root-associated microbiota to overcome iron starvation. So far, the underlying genetic and molecular determinants of this cooperative plant-microbial interaction remain unidentified. In my project, I will address these outstanding questions by combining diverse commensal culture collections, molecular tools, and gnotobiotic systems.

Milena Malisic

milena.malisic[at]hhu.de

+49 221 5062 346

PhD Representative
Department of Plant Microbe Interactions
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10

50829 Cologne

https://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10563/pmi-dpt
Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich