Florian Brodhun and Ivo Feussner
Florian Brodhun studied chemistry and biology at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen initially in order to become a teacher. At the time he finished his undergraduate work in 2006 on fungal heme-dioxygenases the graduate school “Metal Sites in Biomolecules (IRTG1422)” was established. providing him with the opportunity to continue the ongoing project and to benefit from the cooperation with different institutes. In 2009 he completed his doctoral degree with Prof. Feussner in the department of Plant Biochemistry at the Georg-August-University. Since 2010 he is working as a postdoc with Prof. Feussner on the enzymology of lipid-modifying enzymes from plants and fungi.
Ivo Feussner studied chemistry at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, and graduated in 1990. In 1993 he completed his doctoral degree in Chemistry with Prof. Kindl working on storage lipid degradation in plants. After working as a postdoc with Prof. Roos on fungal amino acid transporters and with Prof. Wasternack on jasmonic acid biosynthesis, he spent three more years (1997–1999) as Research Associate with Prof. Parthier working on lipid peroxidation processes in plants. In 2000, he joined as Research Associate Prof. Sonnewald. In 2001 he received the Schering Young Investigator Award of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Since 2002, he is a Full Professor for Plant Biochemistry at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany. He is still mainly interested in lipid peroxidation processes and in lipid metabolic pathways. Since 2009 he is a fellow of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
Department of Plant Biochemistry, Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany