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Cell death - the key to understanding life

Published: 20 May 2016

Peter Bozhkov has been installed as professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology.

Studying cell death to understand life

Peter Bozhkov´s main research area concerns the genetically controlled process of programmed cell death in plants. Peter Bozhkov was one of the first scientists to demonstrate the importance of cell death for plant life, and he has also discovered unique mechanisms regulating the death of plant cells. Today, he also studies how intracellular breakdown of macromolecules and organelles contributes to plant development, aging and stress responses.

Watch a video inteview with Peter Bozhkov, professor in Biochemistry:


Peter Bozhkov during his professor installation lecture. Photo: Vadim Kessler.

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