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Dr. Alexander Heyl (*30.07.1968)

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Biologie / Angewandte Genetik
Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 6
14195 Berlin

Telefon :030-8385 6550
Fax. : 030-8385 4345
Email: heyl{at}


Education / University 1989-1996 Study with a major in Biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany and at the University of Miami, Florida, USA
1996 Diplom, Diplom thesis am John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Dissertation 1996-1999 Max-Planck-Institute for Plantbreeding, Department Pflanzenzüchtung and Genetik, Cologne, Germany
Habilitation 2010 Habilitation at the Freie Universität Berlin; Venia legendi in molecular biology and genetics
Employment 1999-2001 Postdoc at the Yale University, New Haven, USA
2001-2003 Groupleader at the Max-Planck-Institute for molecular genetics, Department Vertebrate Genomics
seit 2003 Groupleader at the Free University of Berlin, Deparment of biology/applied genetics
Honors 1994-1995 DAAD Stipend for the Diploma thesis at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK


New publication

A review article about a novel type of stress in plants caused by alteration of the photoperiod has been published in Trends in Plant Science.
September 2017

New publication

An article about the analysis of a cytokinin-responsive gene of Arabidopsis thaliana encoding a novel F-box protein regulating sterol biosynthesis has been published in Journal of Experimental Botany.
May 2017

New publication

A report about constitutively active mutants of the cytokinin receptors AHK2 und AHK3 and their impact on organ size, flowering time, and plant longevity has been published in Plant Physiology.
March 2017

New publication

An article about the role of the transcription factor ERF105 in freezing tolerance and cold acclimation has been published in Plant Cell and Environment.
January 2017
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