Dr. Sabine Müller
The Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP) at the University of Tübingen was inaugurated in May 1999. After five years of joint funding with the State Government of Baden-Württemberg, the University of Tübingen took over the funding and allocated staff positions to the ZMBP. Research at the ZMBP is regularly evaluated by an International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), whose members are also consulted about the appointment of new group leaders.
Within its first decade, the ZMBP has established itself as a leading center for plant molecular research and gained broad recognition within the international scientific community. The research-friendly structures at the ZMBP also serve as a model for institutions at other universities. ZMBP groups contribute substantially to the DFG-funded Local Research Program (SFB 446) on “Mechanisms of Cell Behaviour”. The ZMBP participates in the initiative “Plant Molecular Biology - South West” which coordinates research and teaching at the Universities of Tübingen, Ulm and Hohenheim. An important aim of the ZMBP is to provide young scientists with a platform for career opportunities. Success in this area is demonstrated by 13 members who left the ZMBP to take up appointments as professors at universities in Germany and abroad. As a consequence, the ZMBP has seen a substantial turnover of groups, a process that keeps this institution young and open to novel topics and ideas.
Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen, Entwicklungsgenetik
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