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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften tEST

Professur Intensive Plant Food Systems

Welcome to Intensive Plant Food Systems Group

Our group works on understanding physiological functions of horticultural and agricultural crops (winter wheat, vegetable, ornamental plants and fruit trees). We focus on 

  1. light-induced physiological responses, including photosynthesis, stomatal regulation, photo-acclimation and morphogenesis; 
  2. interactions between light and other abiotic factors and deciphering these interactions using mechanistic models; 
  3. up-scaling the environmental effects on leaf level to canopy level.

We use modelling approaches and systems analyses as powerful tools in modern plant science to obtain a systems-understanding of the plant functions, to explain and to predict the physiological phenomenon which are not straightforward for experimental biologist. We have interdisciplinary collaboration partners including computer scientists, mathematicians and crop geneticists. Besides classical modelling approaches, we are specialized in functional-structural plant models, where the triple feedbacks between environmental triggers, dynamic canopy architectures and physiological functions can be analysed.
Further research focusses are model-assisted high-throughput phenotyping and physiological mechanisms optimizing canopy photosynthesis through acclimation strategies.


Recently published


Weekly scientific colloquium

Each Monday from 2 pm in Zoom

Colleagues, students and PhD students are invited to take part and to present.

Link to Moodle




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin                             

Intensive Plant Food Systems

Lentzeallee 75 
14195 Berlin

Sitz: Wirtschaftshof der Lehr- und Forschungsstation Bereich Nutztierwissenschaften



 Prof. Dr. Tsu-Wei Chen    

 Tel.: +49 30 2093-46295

 Fax: +49 30 2093-46285

 Email: tsu-wei.chen@cms.hu-berlin.de

 ORCiD: 0000-0001-6698-563X

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TsuWeiChen1