Quint Lab 2022 (@MLU Halle)

Standing from left:
Heinrich Rennebaum, Jana Trenner, Zihao Zhu, Michaela Meyer, Steve Babben, Marcel Quint, Annette Pahlich, Haiyue Ai, Valentin Hennig, Alexander Sandmann, Matthias Reimers, Lennart Eschen-Lippold, Kathrin Denk
Sitting from left:
Carolin Delker (with Caja), Franziska Pohle, Raphaela Pilz, Wenke Ludwig

Quint Lab 2015 (@IPB Halle)

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

Lab members

Email addresses all end with @landw.uni-halle.de

Marcel Quint, Professor

  • W3 Professor, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (since 2015)
  • 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@…; office: E.1.14


Michaela Meyer, Secretary

Mon – Fri 7:00 – 15:30

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522628

Email: michaela.meyer@…; 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 part of the thermomorphogenesis projects and is interested particularly in the role of transcriptional regulation in phenotypic plasticity. In addition, Carolin organizes the group(s), gives advice in basic biostatistics in R  and teaches.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522629

Email: carolin.delker@…; office: E.1.14

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@…: lab: 1.26

Steve Babben, 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@…; office: E.1.18

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Lennart Eschen Lippold, Senior Postdoc

  • Postdoc, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, GER (2008-2019)
  • Dr. rer. nat., Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2008)
  • Diplom in Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2004)

Lennart is interested in temperature effects on plant proteins.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: lennart.eschen-lippold@…; office: E.1.18

Xin Li, Postdoc

  • Dr. rer. nat., Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, GER (2023)
  • Diplom in microbiology, Nanjing Normal University, CHN (2017)

Xin is studying the interaction of plant morphology, plant physiology, and the root microbiome in response to a warming climate in an iDiv project.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: xin.li@…; office: E.1.18

Anja Holzhausen, Postdoc

  • Postdoc, Marburg University, GER (2021-2022)
  • Postdoc, Rostock University, GER (2016-2021)
  • Dr. rer. nat., Rostock University, GER (2016)

Anja is an aquatic ecologist by training and applies molecular biology approaches to understand developmental responses to various stresses in the green alga Chara braunii.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: anja.holzhausen@…

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 Ph.D. in plant development dealing with phylotranscriptomic and proteomic patterns across the life cycle of Arabidopsis ssp.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: philipp.janitza@…; office: E.1.18

Jana Trenner, Research associate

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

Jana works together with Marcel on various projects, often involving a phylogenetic approach. Currently, she is exploring image-based phenotyping.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: jana.trenner@…; office: E.1.18

Alexander Sandmann, PhD student

  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Technical University Braunschweig, GER (2019)
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Technical University Braunschweig, GER (2017)

Alex is hosted by us, but advised by Nico Dissmeyer @ Universität Osnabrück. Alex is interested in the conservation of the  N-end rule pathway across species and its application for molecular pharming purposes.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522738

Email: alexander.sandmann@…; lab: E.1.22

Tilman Jacob, PhD student

  • M.Sc. in Crop Science, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, GER (2023)
  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Leipzig University, GER (2020)

Tilman is studying the effect of warm temperature on cell cycle regulatory proteins in Arabidopsis roots.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: tilman.jacob@…; lab: E.1.18

Orlando Macie Rodrigues Jr., PhD student

  • M.Sc. in Phytopathology, Federal University of Viçosa – UFV, Brazil (2019)
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, Federal Rural University of the Amazon – UFRA, Brazil (2017)
  • B.Sc. in Horticulture and Arable Farming, CAH Dronten University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands (2014)

Orlando is studying auxin flux and its components in Arabidopsis roots subjected to warm temperatures.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522621

Email: orlando.maciel@…; lab: E.1.18

Annette Pahlich, Technician

  • Diplom in Agriculture, Hohenheim University, GER (2000)

Annette manages the crop demonstration plots we maintain for teaching and public outreach.

Tel.: +49 (0)345 5522738

Email: annette.pahlich@…; lab: E.1.22

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@…; office: E.1.12

For publications of Prof. em. W. Diepenprock see here.

Lab Alumni

Haiyue Ai (PhD 2023) –> postdoc with Jiri Friml at IST Vienna, AUT

Zihao Zhu (PhD 2023) –> postdoc with Nils Stein at IPK Gatersleben, GER

Rebecca Lippmann (PhD student 2022) –> technician with Matilde Galli at Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, NED 

Usman Muhammad Anwer (postdoc 2015-2022) –> postdoc with Ute Kraemer at Bochum University, GER

Julia Bellstaedt (PhD 2022) –> Biology and Arts teacher at Latina highschool Halle, GER

Karin Förster (Group leader, retired 2018)

Carla Ibáñez (PhD 2017) –> postdoc at Parco Tecnologico Padano, ITA

Anja Raschke (PhD 2014)  –> postdoc with Lars Hennig at SLU Uppsala, SWE

Nadine Schumann (PhD 2013)  –> research scientist at KWS, GER

Kristian Ullrich (PhD 2013)  –> postdoc with Stefan Rensing at Marburg University, GER