Prof. Dr. Ismail Cakmak


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsPlant Production, Plant Nutrition, Agricultural Engineering,Soil Sciences
Keywordsmicronutrients, plant stress physiology, nutritional quality, nutrient uptake and transport

Current contact address

InstitutionSabanci University
InstituteFaculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Volker RömheldInstitut für Pflanzenernährung, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Klaus DittertAbteilung Pflanzenernährung, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
Start of initial sponsorship01/12/1998


1998Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme
2013Georg Forster Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Ismail Cakmak from the Sabacini University in Turkey Professor Cakmak is internationally well-known for his research on the susceptibility of nutrient deficient plants to high light intensities and photo-oxidative cell damage under stress conditions. His work on zinc nutrition in cereal crops helped greatly to minimize global problems of zinc deficiency in crops and human nutrition, especially in developing countries. In Germany Professor Cakmak's research will focus on the role of magnesium and potassium in plant growth and stress defense under drought. Professor Cakmak is hosted by Professor Klaus Dittert at Goettingen University