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Mission of DCPS

Plants are the basis for life on earth. They perceive and transform solar energy, they consume carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, and they provide mankind with food, raw materials and medicine. Today plant life is threatened by extinction of species and rapid climate change. Therefore, understanding, preserving and using plants is of increasing relevance.

The main research objective at the DCPS is to investigate the evolution and function of plant diversity and to design strategies for a prospective sustainable use of natural plant resources. Themes arch from the investigation of diverse cellular processes to protection of the environment and crop improvement.

We focus on two leitmotifs: “Diversity & Function” and “Plant & Environment”.

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Dahlem Research School
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