Oxidative Stress and Plant Proteomics Group
University of Hamburg
Biocenter Klein Flottbek
tel. +49 (0)40 42816-340
fax +49 (0)40 42816-742
Welcome to the Lüthje lab website. My research group studies oxidative stress in plants, ROS signaling and the molecular mechanisms of these reactions, with a focus on redox reactions and class III peroxidases. We use a wide variety of techniques to address these topics, including molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging techniques, whole plant physiology and in vitro systems. Plasma membranes are the major system under investigation, with studies on its lipid and protein composition, alterations by different stressors and regulation of redox systems and other proteins. Most of our research is conducted using the genetic model plant maize, but we also have projects on other cereals, legumes, and the model plants Medicago truncatula, Arabidopsis thaliana and Mesembryanthemum crystallinum.