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Plants and Pipettes

Join us in exploring the fantastic world of molecular plant biology! We dive deep into the cells of all green things and together we discover the mechanisms behind photosynthesis, flower development and much more!

Knowing when it’s wintertime.
Knowing when it’s wintertime.

Winter time can be hard for plants, and many species that live in particularly cold climates do their best to ‘opt out’. When autumn comes, leaf shedding deciduous species effectively shut it all…

Superpowers and lion’s teeth
Superpowers and lion’s teeth

Last weekend, the Fast Forward Science competition held its Super Fast challenge – 24 hours to tell a story about science on Instagram… this year, with the topic of “Hero”. I didn’t have to look …

CTRL-C, CTRL-V: Plants plagiarize to make new mitochondrial proteins
CTRL-C, CTRL-V: Plants plagiarize to make new mitochondrial proteins

You’ll probably remember this one from grade school biology. Mitochondria are ‘the powerhouse of the cell’. Which basically means that mitochondria take sugars and break them down to make energ…

Wir waren beim PTDW
Wir waren beim PTDW

Hello to our English-speaking readers. This post is in German, you can find an English version here. Hallo alle zusammen, heute gibt es mal etwas anderes. Letztes Wochenende waren Joram und ich…

We were at PTDW
We were at PTDW

Hi all. Something a bit different today. On the weekend, Joram and I went to Communicate Plant Science at the Potsdam Day of Science. Although the communication was in German, which gave me a bit…

PnP goes PTDW
PnP goes PTDW

If you’re in the Potsdam/Berlin area this Saturday, May 11th, you’re in for a treat! You can meet the heads behind Plants and Pipettes (That’s us!) at the Potsdam Day of Science. Eine deutsche Ve…