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Dr. Ulrich SCHURR Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich


1982-1988 Studies Biology, University Bayreuth
1988-1991 Ph.D., University Bayreuth
1991-2001 Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg
2001 Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg
since 2001 Forschungszentrum Jülich
2001-2011 Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere
since 2011 Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences
2004-2011 Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
2006-2008 Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2006 Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
2006 Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center
2007-2012 Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels
since 2007 Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture
2008-2011 Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization
since 2009 Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2010 Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers
since 2011 Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association
since 2012 Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization)
Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding
Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato
Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences
Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network
since 2013 Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy
2014-2018 Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
since 2015 Chairman of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN)
since 2016 Chairman of the ESFRI-project EMPHASIS: European Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure
since 2019 Member of the Excellence Cluster CEPLAS (Plant Sciences) and member of the steering committee
Member of the Excellence Cluster PhenoRob (Robotics for Phenotyping and Digital Agriculture) and member of the board of PhenoRob


J. Roy, F. Tardieu, M. Tixier-Boichard, M., U. Schurr, European Infrastructure for Sustainable Agriculture. Nature Plants 3: 756-758, 2017
F. Fiorani, U. Schurr, Future scenarios for plant phenotyping. Annu Rev Plant Biol 64:267-291, 2013
F. Fiorani, U. Rascher, S. Jahnke, U. Schurr, Imaging plants dynamics in heterogenic environments. Curr Opin Biotech 23(2):227-235, 2012
S. Jahnke, M.I. Menzel, D. van Dusschoten, G.W. Roeb, J. Bühler, S. Minwuyelet, P. Blümler, V.M. Temperton, T. Hombach, M. Streun, S. Beer, M. Khodaverdi, K. Ziemons, H.H. Coenen, U., Combined MRI-PET dissects dynamic changes in plant structures and functions. Plant J 59:634-644, 2009
A. Walter, W.K. Silk, U. Schurr, Environmental Effects on Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Leaf and Root Growth. Annu Rev Plant Biol 60:279-304, 2009