IRTG 2172: PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats

IRTG 2172: PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats


The International Research Training Group 2172 funded by the DFG is a collaborative program between research groups of the Georg-August-University Goettingen (UGOE) and research groups of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver.

The IRTG is managed by 8 research groups of the Georg August University Goettingen in close cooperation with 7 research groups of the Department of Botany and the Michael-Smith Laboratories of the UBC in Vancouver. A joint PhD training program and close cooperation within the projects provide international experience and an international network to the doctoral researchers who also spend part of their PhD thesis in Canada.



The IRTG holds an annual retreat where the PhD students give presentations and talks about their research. Also the thesis committees meet to discuss the progress of the PhD student's work. This year we held our retreat at Burg Ludwigstein near Witzenhausen.


Latest Publications

Ding, P., D. Rekhter, Y. Ding, K. Feussner, L. Busta, S. Haroth, S. Xu, X. Li, R. Jetter, I. Feussner*, and Y. Zhang*: Characterization of a pipecolic acid biosynthesis pathway required for systemic acquired resistance.*shared correspondence, Plant Cell, online available.