Using DESY's bright X-ray light source PETRA III, a team of scientists has discovered unexpected facts about the most abundant mineral on Earth. The mineral bridgmanite makes up roughly one third of Earth’s entire volume and is the major component of Earth’s lower mantle. Thus, its physical ... more
Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens
Stephan Clemens, Jg. 1963, studied biology in Münster and Brighton, then acquired his doctorate in Münster. Since his postdoc-stay at the University of California San Diego, his scientific interest has been mainly targeted at metal homoeostasis in plants. He uses the models Arabidopsis thaliana, barley and A. halleri, a metal-hyper-accumulating plant, to examine the molecular mechanisms of metal transport and accumulation. As a group manager at the Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie, he qualified as a professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in 2003 . Since 2006, he has held the chair for plant physiology of the University of Bayreuth; since 2012, he has been managing the research office for food quality in Kulmbach as well.