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Prof. Dr. Georg Noga

Scientific Focus in Research and Teaching

    • Functional aspects of plant surfaces and their interactions with the environment

    • Biotic and abiotic stress factors, stress defence mechanisms of plants

    • Fluorescence-based techniques for non-invasive stress detection and differentiation

    • Sustainable bioeconomy for improving product quality and increasing concentration of health-promoting substances in horticultural products


      Academic Education

      • 1973 - 1977

        Diploma in Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany

      • 1977 - 1981

        PhD, University of Bonn, Germany

      • 1991
        Habilitation, Fruit and Vegetable Sciences,

        University of Bonn, Germany


      Professional Career


      • 1991 - 1993

        Group leader, Institute for Fruit and Vegetable Crops, University of Bonn

      • 1994 - 1995

        Head of Postharvest Section, Inst. Fruit and Vegetable Crops, University of Bonn

      • 1995 - 1998

        C4-Professorship Fruit Sciences, University of Hohenheim

      • seit 1998

        C4-Professorship Fruit and Vegetable Crops, University of Bonn

      • seit 1998

        Scientific Director of the Fruit Research Station, University of Bonn

      Professional Functions and Awards:

      • since 1998
        Steering Committee Member of the Agric.Res.Stations, University of Bonn,
        Member of the Fruit Crops Steering Committee – Rhineland,

        Steering Comittee Member, Rhineland Fruit and Vegetable Crops Farmers Association

      • 1998 - 2010

        Member of the Executive Committee, Research Center Geisenheim

      • 2000 - 2002

        Vice-President of the German Horticultural Society (DGG)

      • 2000 - 2011

        Council Member of the Internat. Society for Horticultural Sciences

      • 2001 - 2010

        Vice-Speaker, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 722 (Precision Agriculture)

      • since 2002

        Speaker of the Center of Competence for Horticulture (KoGa)

      • 2002 - 2006

        President of the German Horticultural Society (DGG)

      • 2004 - 2010
        Internal Auditor of the Internat. Soc. for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS),

        Member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee, Center of Competence for Fruit Crops, University of Hohenheim

      • 2005 - 2010

        Member of the Scientific Board of Geisenheim Research Center

      • since 2006

        Vice-Director of the Botanical Gardens of Bonn University

      • 2009 - 2010

        Exec. Director, Institute Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation

      • since 2010

        Member of the Executive Committee, Bioeconomy Science Center

      • 2010 - 2014

        Member of the Board of Directors, Internat. Soc. for Hortic. Sciences

      • since 2011

        Member of the Internat. Scientific Board of Corvinus Univ., Budapest

      • since 2014

        Internal Auditor of the Internat. Soc. for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS)

      • since 2016
        Honorary Member Award of the ISHS


      Selected Publications

      1. Hoffmann, A.; Noga, G.; Hunsche, M. (2016). Alternating high and low intensity of blue light affects PSII photochemistry and raises the contents of carotenoids and anthocyanins in pepper leaves. Plant Growth Regulation, 79, 275–285.

      2. Basi, S.; Noga, G.; Hunsche, M. (2013). Relevance of the deposit structure for the uptake and bio-efficacy of diquat, as monitored by the spatially resolved chlorophyll fluorescence. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 107, 218–225.

      3. Kautz, B.; Noga, G.; Hunsche, M. (2014). Sensing drought- and salinity-imposed stresses on tomato leaves by means of fluorescence techniques. Plant Growth Regulation, 73(3), 279–288.

      4. Leufen, G.; Noga, G.; Hunsche, M. (2014). Proximal sensing of plant-pathogen interactions in spring barley with three fluorescence techniques. Sensors, 14, 11135-11152.

      5. Müller, V.; Lankes, C.; Albert, A.; Winkler, J. B.; Zimmermann, B.; Noga, G.; Hunsche, M. (2015). Concentration of hinokinin, phenolic acids and flavonols in leaves and stems of Hydrocotyle leucocephala is differently influenced by PAR and ecologically relevant UV-B level. Journal of Plant Physiology, 173, 105-115.

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