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31 July 2017 · Teaching

Another Teaching Award

The chair Plant Biotechnology again was awarded for its outstanding teaching performance. The profile module “Plant Biotechnology and Functional Genome Analysis” for higher biology semesters was rated best in the student’s evaluation of the summer term 2017 as well as the winter term 2016/2017. The students were supervised by members of the ReskiLab. They also received the award in the year before for the Module “International Stock Centers”. Professor Ralf Reski is very proud of his team.

03 December 2016 · Applied research · Teaching

Mosses Work Miracles

In the second edition of the textbook "Biotechnology for Beginners" that will be published by Elsevier in February 2017 the authors Reinhard Renneberg, Viola Berkling and Vanya Loroch cover Ralf Reski's view as expert under the headline "Mosses Work Miracles". On these pages, Reski summarizes why plants are on the rise as alternative expression hosts for the production of recombinant biopharmaceuticals. The Chair of Plant Biotechnology from University of Freiburg also explains why he focusses on the moss Physcomitrella patens, which he has developed to be a flagship model for basic and applied research. He describes its advantages as well as its suitability for the production of several biopharmaceuticals.

Mosses Work Miracles

27 July 2016 · Teaching

2016 Teaching Award "Best Profile Module"

Ralf Reski received the Teaching Award "Best Profile Module" for his exceptional teaching of higher biology semesters at University of Freiburg. The module "International Stock Centers" was rated best in the student’s evaluation of the summer term 2016 as well as of the winter term 2015/2016.


Don't be shy. Do Apply!

If you want to discuss teaching issues directly with me, please come by during my consultation hour every Thursday 9:30 - 11.30 a.m. in my office (room 05.060). I recommend making an appointment beforehand by writing an e-mail to pbt[at]

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski


Higher Education Projects in the EU

We are also engaged in European teaching programmes:


Ralf Reski is the project coordinator of the 14 institutions from four EU and two partner countries collaborate in order to find answers to the question what various nations can do to manage shared natural resources sustainably. Entitled "Trans-regional environmental awareness for sustainable usage of water resources" – in short TREASURE-WATER" – the project aims to strengthen the cooperation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Both countries share the watershed of the Ob River and have similar national and regional priorities in the fields of higher education and environment. The programme is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


Ralf Reski coordinated the Qualifications Framework for Ecology and Environmental Management (QualFEEM). It is part of the European Union’s Tempus programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean.



Teaching at the University of Freiburg

We are actively involved in the teaching programs of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Freiburg.

Please visit and for detailed information, including an online self-assessment tool to find out if you are well-prepared for a study program at our Faculty.

Master of Science in Biology

Especially if you choose to obtain a degree as Master of Science in Biology, you can come in close contact with us and our latest research projects because a lot of practical courses are held in our laboratory. Within the M.Sc. program we contribute mainly to the focal points ("Majors") Plant Sciences / Pflanzenwissenschaften and Translational Biology / Angewandte Biowissenschaften.

School Teachers

In addition, we are involved in the teaching program for high school teachers / Staatsexamen Lehramt an Gymnasien and at the trinational and trilingual École supérieure de biotechnologie Strasbourg, France.

12 August 2015 · Media Release · Teaching

New curricula for a valuable resource

The European Union supports international project for the sustainable usage of water with almost one million euros, called TREASURE WATER

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