Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Botanik
01062 Dresden


1981-1986        Diploma studies in Biology, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1986-1990        PhD thesis, Department of Botany, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1987-1990        PhD grant, Stiftung Allgemeine Hypothekenbank, Frankfurt, Germany

1990-1993        Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Botany, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

1994                 Postdoctoral researcher, Biology Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

1995-1998        Research Associate, Department of Botany, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

May 1996         Habilitation, Department of Botany, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1999                 Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, J.W. Goethe-Universität

since 10/1999   Professor of Plant Physiology at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

since 2001        Head of Botany Department, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Jutta Ludwig-Müller has published 150 articles (Web of Science) in plant sciences in international journals and books with a current h-index of 32 (over 3000 citation). She studies the molecular interaction of plants with pathogens and beneficial microbes with special interest on plant hormones, plant secondary metabolites and defense mechanisms. She has also become recently involved in projects to improve plant secondary metabolite production using cell and organ cultures of various plant species. She is member of several scientific societies (German Botanical Society, International Society of Plant Growth Regulators, American Society of Plant Biologists) and her international achievements were rewarded by several memberships on international advisory boards (e.g. Rudjer Boskovic institute, Croatia). During her career she was visiting several internationally renowned laboratories as guest scientist (Volcani Center, Israel; United States Department of Agriculture, Maryland, USA; Institute for Plant Biotechnology, Talca, Chile). She is member of several editorial boards of scientific journals and since several years appointed Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Plant Growth Regulation.

Five relevant publications:

Jäschke, D., Dugassa-Gobena, D., Karlovsky, P., Vidal, S., Ludwig-Müller, J. (2010) Suppression of clubroot development in Arabidopsis thaliana by the endophytic fungus Acremonium alternatum. Plant Pathol. 59: 100-111

Päsold, S., Siegel, I., Seidel, C., Ludwig-Müller, J. (2010) Flavonoid accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana root galls caused by the obligate biotrophic pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae. Mol. Plant Pathol. 11: 545-562

Georgiev, M., E. Agostini, J. Ludwig-Müller, J. Xu (2012)Genetically transformed roots: from plant disease to biotechnology. Trends Biotechnol. 30, 528-537.

Geipel, K., Song, X., Socher, M.L., Kümmritz, S., Püschel, J., Bley, T., Ludwig-Müller, J., Steingroewer, J. (2014) Induction of a photomixotrophic plant cell culture of Helianthus annuus and optimization of culture conditions for improved α-tocopherol production. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98: 2029-2040

Ludwig-Müller, J., Jahn, L., Lippert, A., Püschel, J., Walter, A. (2014) Improvement of hairy root cultures and plants by changing biosynthetic pathways leading to pharmaceutical metabolites: strategies and applications. Biotechnol. Adv. 32: 1168-1179

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