Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Alain TissierProfessor Alain Tissier Alain has been head of the Department of Cell and Metabolic Biology at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry since October 2010. His research focuses on understanding the metabolic network of specialized plant metabolic cell factories, such as glandular trichomes or laticifers. He is also interested in metabolic engineering and synthetic regulatory circuits in plants and has developed molecular tools to support these research efforts. His long-term goal is to understand the connectivity between primary and specialized metabolisms and the coordination of development and metabolic processes in plants.