Deputy Speaker

Claudia Büchel. Photo: private

Deputy Speaker of the Phycology Section

Claudia Büchel holds a Chair at the Department of Biological Sciences at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. After studying Biology in Mainz, she completed her PhD on the photosynthetic apparatus of a xanthophyte alga. During her first PostDoc position in Szeged, Hungary, she used spectroscopic methods to further study the light harvesting in xanthophytes. This was followed by a period of four years at Imperial College in London, where she used electron microscopy to elucidate the structure of photosynthetic proteins. Having received a Heisenberg Fellowship from the DFG, she worked at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt from 2001 to 2004. Since then she is at the Goethe University Frankfurt, working on the light-harvesting systems and the regulation of photosynthesis in diatoms.


Prof. Dr. Claudia Büchel
Institut für Molekulare Biowissenschaften
Universität Frankfurt
Max-von-Laue-Straße 9
60438 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 798 29602
E-mail: C.Buechel[at]