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"Off the beaten track: phosphoproteome profiling reveals abiotic stress signalling and response components"

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Thursday 15 December 2016, 11:00 - 12:30


Projected climate and environmental changes emphasize the need for breeding strategies that deliver in substantial increase in yield potential and resilience to extreme weather events. I will report on our progress in identifying candidate proteins that potentially play an important role in abiotic stress signalling and response, such as drought and temperature stress. For this we developed a phosphoproteomics workflow that can be applied to the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but also to crops, such as maize and wheat. In addition, small signalling peptides, as upstream triggers of phosphorylation, play a crucial role in regulating early events associated with stress perception. I will elaborate on the functional characterization of selected small signalling peptides in the context of abiotic stress response.

Location Jozef Schell Seminar Room
Contact Prof Ive De Smet
Dept. of Plant Systems Biology
Ghent University