Perspectives for Application of Results

With respect to the translation of research results into application, CEPLAS provides a variety of perspectives:

  • Molecular engineering of perennial plants from annuals by integrating the genetic determinants of perennialism
  • Transfer of favourable agronomic traits from perennials into annuals: abiotic stress tolerance, nutrient-use efficiency
  • Design of synthetic C4 plants by transferring the genetic/molecular determinants of C4 photosynthesis into C3 plants
  • Molecular engineering of optimized C3 and C4 photosynthesis by targeting the rate limiting steps in the conversion of light energy to chemical energy
  • Development of “biologicals” for plant protection and plant nutrition, on the basis of understanding the composition and function of the plant microbiome
  • Design of novel chemical components for plant protection and plant nutrition, on the basis of understanding the biochemical processes of “communication” between plants and their microbiome
  • Molecular breeding and engineering of plants with improved disease resistance using the molecular components that determine the type and outcome of plant-microbe interactions.
  • Modelling of approaches for molecular engineering of improved plant traits
  • Development of tool boxes for molecular engineering of improved plant traits

Possibilities for cooperation

CEPLAS offers numerous opportunities for cooperation between the public and private sectors. In principle, a wide variety of models for the economic use of results from cooperation projects are available and can be discussed in individually. For further information, please contact our technology transfer officer.

Dr. Günter Strittmatter

g.strittmatter[at]ibr-consulting.eu

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