28th June – 01st July 2021

Michael Hothorn


Michael Hothorn is currently a professor at the Department of Botany and Plant Biology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He obtained a PhD in structural biology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, did his postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, and then became an independent research group leader with the Max Planck Society in Germany. His work focuses on membrane, nutrient and light signaling transduction cascades in plants. Prof. Hothorn received an HFSP Career Development Award and an ERC starting grant in 2012, became an EMBO Young Investigator in 2015, an HHMI International Research Scholar in 2017, and received an ERC consolidator grant in 2018.

Short affiliation

Structural Plant Biology Laboratory, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Talk title and synopsis

Plant signal transduction cascades – from atoms to phenotypes and back

I will present how structural biology combined with quantitative biochemistry and plant genetics can provide detailed mechanistic insights into plant unique membrane and nutrient signaling cascades.

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