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Nicolaus von Wirén

Department Physiology and Cell Biology,
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research


Portrait Nicolaus von Wirén

Since 2009 Prof. Dr. Nicolaus von Wirén is heading the Department “Physiology and Cell Biology” at the publicly funded Leibniz-Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben, Germany. After studying agro-biology at Hohenheim University, he was trained in molecular biological techniques at the Universities of Tokyo and Tuebingen and in biochemistry at the ENSAM-INRA in Montpellier and London before he took over the chair for Plant Nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart in 2001. His current research is focused on the plant nutrition of model and crop plant species in particular nutrient sensing, nutrient transport mechanisms and their impact on yield formation and quality traits.