- Tingting Liu starts PhD project on magnesium and drought stress

In November 2020, we have been welcoming Tingting Liu as a new doctoral student at IAPN. Within her PhD project, she will investigate the physiological and metabolic responses of wheat to different magnesium fertilization levels and drought stress. Her research will focus on analyzing the water-use efficiency by applying different approaches to measure the assimilation capacity and transpiration of the plant. The PhD project with a scheduled duration of three years is entitled “Effects of magnesium status on photosynthetic efficiency and water-use efficiency in wheat suffering from drought”. It is supervised by Junior Professor Dr. Merle Tränkner and funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council and K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH.


Tingting Liu has completed her Master’s studies in 2018 at the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, located in Shanxi Province in China. In 2015, she did her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resources and Environment at Henan Agricultural University, China.


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