Ralph Hückelhoven

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

1997 …2023

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Prof. Hückelhoven (b. 1969) researches the biological and molecular causes of plant diseases. His main interest is the natural immunity of plants. Particular attention is paid to transport and signal transduction processes in plants, in which pathogens can successfully intervene. Prof. Hückelhoven’s work covers all scale levels – from low-molecular signal through cell biology to epidemiology in open land.

After studying biology at RWTH Aachen, Prof. Hückelhoven obtained his doctorate at the University of Giessen (1999). He completed his lecturer qualification at that university in molecular phytopathology and cell biology in 2005. From 2002 to 2006, he headed up an independent German Research Foundation (DFG) junior research group on “Long-term disease resistance in barley”. Following offers from the Universities of Kiel and Hohenheim, he accepted the Chair of Phytopathology at TUM in 2006. Prof. Hückelhoven is a member of several German and international phytopathological societies and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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