You are here: Home Research Projects

Current Projects


GreenRelease for Plant Health

The main objective of the FocusLab greenRelease is to significantly reduce fungicide and herbicide usage and thereby contributing to a sustainable agriculture and bioeconomy. The greenRelease technology will be further developed into a robust and applicable platform technology for plant health.

Funding: The greenRelease FocusLab is part of the NRW-Strategieprojekt BioSC and thus funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Project duration: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2020



The project TaReCa „Tailoring of secondary metabolism in horticultural residuals and cascade utilization for a resource efficient production of valuable bioactive compounds” evaluates the potential of biomass residues of bell pepper production as a resource of bioactive leaf compounds.

Funding: The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

Project duration: November 2017 until October 2020



The project TOMRES "A novel and integrated approach to increase multiple and combined stress tolerance in plants using tomato as a model" is aiming at improving water and nutrient use efficiencies of crops. Using the tomato - a model organism an most common vegetable throughout Europe - an international consortium of scientists creates and implements innovative approaches e.g. in plant breeding and farm management, to decrease the amout of water and mineral nutrients used in crop production.
Funding: European Union; Horizon 2020
Project duration: June 2017 - October 2020


DecisionSupport is an R package that operationalizes some basic procedures of holistic modeling. It contains functions to run a Monte Carlo simulation and assess model sensitivity to variation in input variables. DecisionSupport is free. It can be downloaded on R's CRAN server.Project duration: Ongoing project, subsequent versions are planned


Potentials and practice programme to increase natural diversity in fruit plantations and mixed orchards

... is a collaboration of six important fruit producing regions in Germany. The goal of the project is to implement modern management strategies to increase biodiversity in organic and conventional fruit production systems in selected practice farms and to evaluate and continuously adapt these strategies.

Funding: Federal Office for Nature Protection with finances of the Federal Ministry for Environment

Project duration: 2016 - 2022


Fluorescence-based techniques for assessing physiological respondes of apple (Malus domestica) plants towards watershortage and light quality

Funding: Brasilian Gowerment Scholarship

Project duration: 01.02.2015 - 31.01.2018


Impact of abiotic stresses on secondary plant metabolites in selection of fruit species and their role in plant-derived food quality

Funding: The Thai Government Scholarship

Project duration: 07.10.2013 - 06.10.2018


Document Actions