Our research

Microscopic picture of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii showing an inhibition zone due to excreted bacterial metabolites..

Research profile

Our research is focused on algal metabolism and the interactions of microalgae with other microorganisms.

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Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrum

Mass spectrometry

Within the Mass Spectrometry Core we offer the opportunity to analyze small molecules in a targeted and untargeted metabolomics approach.

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Our publications

Microscopic picture of algal cells showing a red fluorescence emitted by chlorophylls..

Scientific publications

Here we inform you about our publications within the last five years.

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Microscopic picture of the model organism and green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.


We offer different modules to students of Bachelor and Master courses of Biology/Biochemistry and to student teachers.

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Our team

AG Pflanzenphysiologie 2022

Team presentation

Get to know the staff of our department.

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Contact and directions

Department Plant Physiology

Prof. Dr. Severin Sasso

Prof. Dr. Severin Sasso

Head of Plant Physiology Group

Johannisallee 23, Room 106
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49-341-9736893
Telefax: +49-341-9736899


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Dipl.-Bw. Christina Schindler

Administration/Project management

Johannisallee 23, Room 105
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341-9736870
Telefax: +49 341-9736899