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Scientist > Prof. Dr Stephan Clemens

Prof. Dr Stephan Clemens

// Jg. 1963, studied biology in Münster and Brighton, then acquired his doctorate in Münster

// Since his postdoc-stay at the University of California San Diego, his scientific interest has been mainly targeted at metal homoeostasis in plants

// He uses the models Arabidopsis thaliana, barley and A. halleri, a metal-hyper-accumulating plant, to examine the molecular mechanisms of metal transport and accumulation

// As a group manager at the Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie, he qualified as a professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in 2003

// Since 2006, he has held the chair for plant physiology of the University of Bayreuth; since 2012, he has been managing the research office for food quality in Kulmbach as well

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

Biofortification of vegetables with micronutrients

An extra portion of zinc - von Prof. Dr Stephan Clemens

Powerful forearms, a pipe in the mouth, a sailor's hat: It takes him only seconds to open and empty the can of spinach. He faces his next brawl with superhuman strength. This is how we all know Popeye, the sailor. The secret of his strength is in the high iron content of spinach. This idea got innumerable parents to trying to get their children to “like” the ­rather unpopular vegetable. Unfortunately, some things are quite wrong here: While spinach...