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Forschungszentrum Jülich (est. 1956) is a large-scale national research facility in the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. By conducting research on the global societal challenges related to energy, information and bioeconomy, we contribute to the welfare of humankind and responsible action with respect to the Earth. 


The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences 2 (IBG-2) is focused on plant sciences and technology development, especially non-invasive plant phenotyping methods for basic and applied research, to contribute to sustainable intensification of plant production towards a knowledge-based bioeconomy.

Shizue Matsubara

Uwe Rascher

Plant physiology under fluctuating illumination

Relevant Expertise 

  • Non-invasive photosynthetic phenotyping using optical sensors
  • Analysis and imaging of chlorophyll fluorescence in plants
  • Plant acclimation and stress physiology including the response to fluctuating light
  • Plant cultivation with environmental monitoring for quantitative phenotyping research
  • Development, implementation, and operation of optical instruments for plant phenotyping