Peter Buchner is currently Senior Research Scientist in metabolic regulation and molecular nutrition at Plant Science Department. Buchner received a Diploma in biology (1991) from University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, and the Ph.D. degree in natural science from Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany, and University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany. In 2006 Buchner worked as Senior Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research, Nutrient Acquisition Programme led by Malcolm Hawkesford and in 1997 Postdoctoral Scientist at Department of Plant Metabolism and Nutrition, INRA Versailles, France. Since 1999, Buchner research interests are the molecular analysis of plant sulphate transport in crop plants. This included the identification of the sulphate transporter gene families in Brassica species and wheat as well as the regulation of sulphate transporter gene expression in relation to S-supply, source-sink interactions, and sulphur supply to grain tissue. With the beginning of 2008 his research interests are widening in direction of molecular analysis of N-remobilisation in relation to cereal grain development. The main focus will be the identification and analysis of key genes and their gene products involved in the control of N-remobilisation in source tissues and transport to sink tissues during development, especially during grain filling. In 2005, Buchner received 3rd Plant and Marine Engineering Award jointly with Malcolm Hawkesford, Secma Biotechnologies Marines, Pontrieux, France, and in 2002 and 2004 he received the BBSRC Merrit Awards for exceptional performance.
Biography Updated on 22 November 2011