Welcome to the Nawrath lab

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Scanning electron micrograph of epidermal cells of Arabidopsis petals showing characteristic nanoridges formed by the cuticle. Picture taken by Antonio Mucciolo, EMF, UNIL


Welcome to the website of our laboratory, which is one of 9 laboratories within the Department of Plant Molecular Biology that study various aspects of plant biology. The main research topics of our laboratory are the structure and the function of cutin, the structural polyester of the plant cuticle, and of other polyester modifications of plant cell walls. The following sites will give you more details on the research being conducted as well as on the people working in the laboratory.


Christiane Nawrath

University of Lausanne
Département de Biologie Moléculaire Végétale (DBMV)
UNIL Sorge
Biophore Building
CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41-21-692-4256