Youtube Feature

The explosive work of FOR281 members from the Hay and Tsiantis labs on seed dispersal in Cardamine has been featured on the Youtube channel "Smarter Every Day". The channel by the engineer and science communicator Destin Sandlin is dedicated to 'exploring the world using science" in an entertaining format. You can find the paper he's referring to here: https://bit.ly/2TXz1uQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=342&v=MUaTOoVmg1Q&feature=youtu.be

Karen Alim – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Our members and PIs also excel in their work outside of the research unit. Prof. Karen Alim, PI for our project "Dynamic patterns of the plant growth regulator auxin", has recently been featured in an article by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Here she talks about her work with the physarum polycephalum as professor for biological physics and morphogenesis at...

First Progress Meeting 2nd Phase

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, the research unit decided to held its bi-annual meeting online on the 23rd of April 2021. The PIs, PhD students, and postdocs presented the latest results of their joined projects and were able to meet online and discuss their research. The group was happy to have Professor Thorsten Hamann from the Norwegian University of...

Two new papers published!

We are happy to announce that two new papers by our team have been published! D. Ramos, J.R., Maizel, A. & Alim, K. Tissue-wide integration of mechanical cues promotes effective auxin patterning. Eur. Phys. J. Plus 136, 250 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01204-6Lilli Marie Schütz, Marion Louveaux, Amaya Vilches Barro, Sami Bouziri, Lorenzo Cerrone, Adrian Wolny, Anna Kreshuk, Fred A Hamprecht, Alexis Maizel, Integration of Cell Growth and...

New paper online!

(Arabidopsis ovule atlas enabling the quantitative spatio-temporal analysis of cell parameters and gene expression patterns in an organ of complex architecture) We are happy to announce that our latest paper has been published on eLife titled A digital 3D reference atlas reveals cellular growth patterns shaping the Arabidopsis ovule. This work was spearheaded by Athul Vijayan and Rachele Tofanelli and is the...

New published paper!

We are happy to share a new paper by Adrian Wolny and other FOR members about "Accurate and versatile 3D segmentation of plant tissues at cellular resolution". Find more information about it here: https://elifesciences.org/articles/57613DOI: 10.7554/eLife.57613

International Symposium: Plant Growth & Form

Close to 120 participants gathered in the Heidelberg old town for an exciting 3 days symposium on Plant Morphodynamics. In addition to an exceptional line up of invited speakers and selected talks, participants enjoyed a very lively poster session and could enjoy well deserved relaxed evenings in the old town. The keynotes lectures given by Rico Coen and Dominique Bergman...