The Plant Facility supports the plant biologists at IST Austria with maintaining specific breeds (cultivating seedlings, growing plants, and harvesting seeds) in defined conditions. Fully operational since 2014, the Plant Facility is where mostly Arabidopsis and Tobacco species handled for current research projects.

The facility has a maximum capacity of 288 trays and is fully equipped with LED lamps optimized for plant growth.


  • Plant care (e.g., watering of plants, pest control, etc.)
  • Maintenance breeding of specific plant lines
  • Cleaning and maintenance of facility
  • Stock keeping and ordering of consumables