Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Curriculum vitae Heike Heklau (2015-4-21)


1984-1990 Martin-Luther-Universität   Halle-Wittenberg

1990 Doctorate  DSc (Doctor rerum naturalium)

Stem  and leaf   morpholgy and anatomy of annual Atriplex and Chenopodium species

1987  Diploma (equivalent MSc) Plant sociology

1984-1987 Study of biology: plant ecology, plant sociology, plant   morphology, genetics, plant physiology, botany, animal physiology

1982-1984 Humboldt   University Berlin (East)

Study of biology: physics, biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry,   systematic botany, systematic zoology, ecology

1982 School-leaving examination in Halle-Neustadt


Since 01.Feb. 2002

Permanent   Lecturer, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biology, Department of Geobotany

Laboratory research

Molecular systematics and wood anatomy of Chenopodiaceae (for instance  Krascheninnikovia, Atriplex, Halimione,   Chenopodium species); wood anatomy research (anomalous thickening of Chenopodiaceae); morphology and anatomy of Angiospermae

Research in botanical history

The role of German Scholars in the Early Exploration of Siberia in the   18th century (Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746); Johann Georg   Gmelin (1709-1755); History of mycology

Work experience


Tropical and subtropical   crop/agricultural plants; Botanical history; Plant geography (Australia, North America, Siberia, Alaska, Kamchatka, South Africa)”; Wood anatomy; Mycorrhiza

Practical training: in plant anatomy, plant determination, Geobotany

Half-day field exercises in botany

Laboratory work:

Slide microtome, frozen section technique, staining methods

DNA extraction; polymerase chain reaction (PCR), ITS, by Best Offers">Analysis of   ecto- and endo-mycorrhiza

1989-31.01.2002 Employee in Botanic Garden of Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Work experience

Preparing for exhibitions in the Botanic Garden (Coffea arabica; Linum  usitatissimum)

Annual publication of Index Seminum of the Botanic Garden Halle

Leadership of seed bank in the Botanic Garden

Official guide in Botanic Garden


International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)

International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA)