Quint Lab 2015

from left to right:
Marcel Quint, Julia Bellstädt, Carla Ibanez, Kathrin Denk, Carolin Delker, Usman Anwer, Philipp Janitza, Jana Trenner, Wenke Ludwig

Lab members

Marcel Quint, Professor

  • Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, GER (2007-2015)
  • Postdoc, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA (2004-2007)
  • Dr. sc. agr., University of Hohenheim, GER (2003)
  • Diplom in Horticulture, University of Hannover, GER (1998)

Marcel is supervising projects, writing grant proposals, teaching, …

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522739

Email: marcel.quint (at) landw.uni-halle.de; office: E.1.14

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Franziska Götze, Secretary

Mon – Fri 7:00 – 15:30

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522628

Email: franziska.goetze (at) landw.uni-halle.de; office E.17.0

Carolin Delker, Group Leader

  • Postdoc, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, GER (2007-2015)
  • Dr. rer. nat., Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2007)
  • Diplom in Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2000)

Carolin is running the thermomorphogenesis projects, organizing the group and teaching.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522629

Email: carolin.delker (at) landw.uni-halle.de; office: E.1.14

Karin Förster, Group Leader

  • Lecturer and Group Leader, Crop Physiology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (since 1998)
  • Lecturer, Institute of Agronomy and Crop Science, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (1994-1998)
  • Lecturer, Institute of Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (1982-1994)
  • Dr. rer. nat, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (1982)
  • Diplom in Biochemistry, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (1975)

Karin is heading the independent Seed Research group and is interested in various applied questions of seed research.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522732

Email: karin.foerster (at) landw.uni-halle.de; office: E.1.13

Kathrin Denk, Lab Manager

Kathrin has been a lab member since we established the group in 2007. As an experienced research technician Kathrin organizes and coordinates everything that needs to be coordinated in a lab.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522596

Email: kathrin.denk (at) landw.uni-halle.de: lab: 1.26

Usman Anwer, Postdoc

  • Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, GER (2012-2015)
  • PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, GER (2008-2012)
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, PAK (2007)
  • B.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, PAK (2005)

Usman is mainly involved in phylotranscriptomics of plant embryogenesis, but with his strong background in circadian rhythms also interested in the cross-talk between the clock and thermomorphogenesis.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: uanwer (at) ipb-halle.de

Steve Babben, (almost) Postdoc

  • PhD student, Julius Kühn Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, GER (2012-2016)
  • M.Sc. in Crop Science, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2012)
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2009)

With his Crop Science background, Steve wants to compare thermomorphogenic responses in Arabidopsis and crops.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: steve.babben (at) landw.uni-halle.de

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Jana Trenner, PhD student

  • Research Assistant, Humboldt University Berlin, GER (2005-2009)
  • Diplom in Biology, Humboldt University Berlin, GER (2005)

Jana has long been involved in auxin transcriptomics and now moved on to phylotranscriptomics in floral transition in various plant species.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: jtrenner (at) ipb-halle.de

Philipp Janitza, PhD student

  • M.Sc. in Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2014)
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2011)

Philipp has already done his B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses in the lab and stayed on for a PhD in plant development dealing with phylotranscriptomic and proteomic patterns across the life cycle of Arabidopsis ssp.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: pjanitza (at) ipb-halle.de

Julia Bellstädt, PhD student

  • Research intern in the Quint Lab, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, GER (2013-2014)
  • Teaching degree (High School) in Arts (Julia prepared the drawings in the slider on the fron page) and Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2014)

As a Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation fellow Julia is interested in quantitative genetic approaches to thermomorphogenic responses in Arabidopsis and crop root systems.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: jbellsta (at) ipb-halle.de

Gisela Schneider, Technician

Gisela Schneider supports Karin Förster’s seed science projects.

Wulf Diepenbrock, Emeritus Professor

  • Rektor at MLU Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2006-2010)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at MLU Halle Wittenberg, GER (1996-2000)
  • Professor of Crop Science at MLU Halle Wittenberg, GER (Spezieller Pflanzenbau, 1994-2012)

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522600

Email: wulf.diepenbrock (at) landw.uni-halle.de; office: E.1.12