Plant Biotechnology

AG Prof. Dr. Dirk Prüfer
AG Prüfer 2017
© AG Prüfer
© Andrea Känel


We offer research modules/master's theses in the field of genome editing of recalcitrant species

Would you like to gain hands-on experience in molecular biology and biotechnology and learn how to establish sophisticated methods in the lab?

The ability to genetically manipulate plant species opens up several new opportunities to analyse the function of genes or regulatory genomic regions in these species. Since the discovery of CRISPR/Cas, DNA-free genome editing of plants has also become of increasing interest in terms of transgene-free crop improvement.


We work on the establishment of DNA-based and DNA-free methods for the inheritable genome editing of recalcitrant species using protoplast transfection or biolistics (gene gun) and would like to give you the opportunity to take responsibility in this process.

Are you interested? Then write an email to!