Andreas Holzinger. Photo: Klaus Herburger

Secreatary of the Phycology Section

Andreas Holzinger is associate Professor at the Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focus is on survival strategies of streptophyte green algae (Klebsormidium, Zygnema), leading to successful terrestrialization. This research involves studies of desiccation tolerance, light-and UV tolerance at a cell biological, physiological and molecular level. He received his PhD in 1995 form the University of Salzburg, Austria, for a work on microinjection in Micrasterias. During his postdoc years he had several scientific stays abroad e.g. University of Massachusetts, USA; University of British Columbia, Canada. In 2002 he moved to Innsbruck, Austria, where he received Habilitation in 2007 and started his own research group on ‘Plant Cell Biology’. 

Research Projects

Colonization of Land by Conjugating Green Algae:

Desiccation Tolerance of Aeroterrestrial Green Algae:


Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Holzinger
Forschungsgruppe Zellbiologie der Pflanzen
Universität Innsbruck
Institut für Botanik
Forschungsgruppe Zellbiologie der Pflanzen
Sternwartestraße 15
6020 Innsbruck
Phone: +43 (512) 507-51028
Fax: +43 (512) 507-51099
E-mail: Andreas.Holzinger[at]