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Dr. Hardy Rolletschek

Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK Gatersleben)

Dr. Hardy Rolletschek

Hardy Rolletschek studied biology at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. During his PhD studies and a few subsequent years at the university he investigated physiological adaptations of freshwater plants to aquatic environments, in particular their tolerance to oxygen deficiency (hypoxia). Since 2000, he has worked at the IPK Gatersleben on the development of new analytical solutions to be applied to major crop species, aimed at improving our understanding of physiological and metabolic processes. He has authored 94 scientific publications in journals and books. In 2012 he received his qualification as a professor (“habilitation”) at the Leibniz-University Hannover. Since then, he has been privat lecturer, scientifically advising for M.Sc., Diploma and PhD students.


“Tranquility and freedom are the greatest treasures.“ (Ludwig van Beethoven)


At IPK, Hardy Rolletschek is a project leader for several research projects funded by the DFG, BMBF and the plant-breeding industry.


In his current work, he investigates assimilate transport and seed development in barley, wheat, maize and rapeseed.


  • Mass spectrometry
  • UV/VIS spectroscopy
  • Microsensor technology (O2/CO2)

Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK Gatersleben)

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  • hypoxia
  • metabolites
  • plant physiology
  • assimilate allocation

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