Katja Froehlich

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 2, Area 6 (3288-WS13)

Research Interests

Katja Froehlich is interested in the interaction between beneficial microbes and their host plants. How do desert microbes confer increased tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress in plants an how can we implement these findings in agriculture?

Selected Publications

  • The EDS1–PAD4–ADR1 node mediates Arabidopsis pattern-triggered immunity, Pruitt, Rory N., et al., Nature, 2021, 1-5.
  • ABA-dependent salt stress tolerance attenuates Botrytis immunity in Arabidopsis, Haller, Eva, et al., Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 11.
  • Plant cell surface immune receptor complex signaling, Wan, Wei-Lin, et al.,  Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2019, 50: 18-28.
  • Microbe-associated molecular pattern-induced calcium signaling requires the receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases, PBL1 and BIK1, Ranf, Stefanie, et al., BMC Plant Biology, 2014, 14.1: 1-15.


  • Phd (Doctor rer. nat.), Plant immunity, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Nürnberger, Department of Plant Biochemistry, ZMBP, University Tübingen, Germany, 2020
  • MSc, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, 2014
  • BSc, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, 2012

Research Interests Keywords

plant-microbe interactions plant stress tolerance plant microbiome