Website Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IBG-2: Plant Sciences

Would you like to contribute to solutions to climate change and resource scarcity? Work with us at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2, FZJ) on innovative use, production and technology concepts related to “plants”, “sustainability” and “bioeconomy”. Conduct interdisciplinary research in international or regional teams using state-of-the-art sensors and measurement concepts – in the laboratory, greenhouse, field or airborne. Contribute to over 10 years of experience in plant phenotyping and knowledge-based bioeconomy research.

Doctoral theses are offered in the following subject areas, for which you can apply online via the respective link

Topic 1:      Seed filling dynamics of grain crops as affected by drought and heat (apply now)

Topic 2:      Deciphering the changes in cell walls of drought stressed Poplar trees (apply now)

Topic 3:      Light Induced Fluorescence Transient (LIFT) method for quantification and early detection of anomalies in sugar beet performance (apply now)

Topic 4:      Time series of drone-based solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence for sensing crop photosynthetic response to environmental factors (apply now)

Topic 5:           Probing Dynamics of Photosynthesis Regulation in Plants by Forced Oscillation Light (apply now)

Further details on the individual projects can be found on the website

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