Current Research Interests

Our research is aimed to understand plant cell responses and adaptation strategies to environmental stresses. Furthermore we aim to elucidate molecular mechanisms which are involved in assembly, function, maintenance and regulation of the photosynthetic machinery in oxygenic chloroplast photosynthesis. For this purpose, we are mainly using the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model system and combining molecular techniques like reverse genetics and proteomics to elucidate these processes. Hereby, we are engaged in different research lines.


Dr. Friedel Drepper, Universität Freiburg
Dr. Giovanni Finazzi, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France
PD Dr. Olaf Kruse, Universität Bielefeld
Dr. John Nield, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Prof. Dr. Takahashi Yuichiro, Okayama University, Japan
The Solar Bio-Fuels© Consortium


The research of the Hippler group is currently funded by:

DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Seventh Framework Programme