TRR 356 Plant Microbe

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Outreach project: Beneficial and harmful plant-microbe interactions – and how genetic diversity matters


In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - at least six of them are strongly linked to plant health and agriculture. To develop and promote sustainable agricultural solutions, engagement and open discussion between science and the broad public are fundamental elements.

The concept of TRR 356 therefore includes, in addition to the research projects, a broad public outreach project which is primarily based at the Botanical Garden in Munich. Hereby, we want to inform the public about progress and findings in the field of plant-microbe interactions and their relevance for food security.

In addition to exhibitions, a teaching path, and various hands-on projects that we offer at the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg and at the Biocenter in Martinsried, we are also planning public symposia and panel discussions on TRR356. Moreover, a scientific podcast with participating scientists is in the works.

The events are open for everyone who is interested - whether with or without previous scientific knowledge. To provide age-appropriate information about the topic of plant health, there will be special offers for school classes, families and students.

Dates and detailed information about TRR356 events can be found on our website under the News & Events section.

Principal Investigators:

  • Prof. Dr. Gudrun Kadereit, Systematik, Biodiversität & Evolution der Pflanzen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Dr. Dagmar Hann, Institute for Genetics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich