Welcome to the Schmitz-Linneweber lab. We are studying the genetic and molecular basis of nuclear-organellar interactions in plants and apicomplexan parasites. Specifically, we study novel eukaryotic RNA binding proteins developed in the nucleus to manipulate chloroplast and mitochondrial RNAs..

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Our research covers projects from PPR proteins, cpRNPs, or MatK, to studies of other topics, such as aging with C. elegans and research into helical repeat proteins in the malaria pathogen.


The team of Molecular Genetics at Humboldt offers teaching courses in basic and advanced genetics and molecular biology. We are teaching bachelor and master modules.


Our Molecular Genetics Group consists of four research units, plant PPR proteins, C. elegans / healthy aging, helical repeat proteins in the malaria pathogen, and chloroplast RRM proteins.