1993 …2024

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Prof. Schneitz (*1962) focuses on the molecular and cellular basis of plant morphogenesis. The most recent research of his group addresses two fundamental problems in biology: which signaling pathways regulate the integrity of the plant cell wall and how cells coordinate their behavior during morphogenesis. Experimental strategies include molecular genetic approaches coupled with state-of-the-art microscopy techniques and artificial intelligence-driven 3D image processing.

After studying molecular and cellular biology at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum, he did his doctorate in Basel and Zurich on the genetic basis of development in Drosophila (1992). After receiving a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Ciba-Geigy Jubilee Foundation, he did postdoctoral research under Prof. R. E. Pruitt at Harvard University (1992/1995). During this time, he decided to switch to the field of plant development. Returning to Switzerland and the University of Zurich, he received a START Fellowship in 1998. Since 2002, he has been an associate professor at TUM. He is the editor of a number of scientific journals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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