Unraveling plant growth at a subcellular to organ scale.
Our society has an existential interest in securing food, feed, and fibre production, but we still lack a basic understanding of how plants define their grow rates in response to the ever-changing environment. MoPP is a group of scientists covering cell biological, genetic, and biochemical expertise and thrive to understand the molecular triggers that determine the plant architecture and thereby adaptation.https://plantscience.de/
- Barbez, E., Kubeš, M., Rolčík, J., Béziat, C., Pěnčík, A., Wang, B., … & Kleine-Vehn, J. (2012). A novel putative auxin carrier family regulates intracellular auxin homeostasis in plants. Nature, 485(7396), 119-122.
- Béziat, C., Barbez, E., Feraru, M. I., Lucyshyn, D., & Kleine-Vehn, J. (2017). Light triggers PILS-dependent reduction in nuclear auxin signalling for growth transition. Nature plants, 3(8), 1-9.
- Dünser, K., Schöller, M., Rößling, A. K., Löfke, C., Xiao, N., Pařízková, B., … & Kleine-Vehn, J. (2022). Endocytic trafficking promotes vacuolar enlargements for fast cell expansion rates in plants. Elife, 11, e75945.
What I am looking for in a prospective Rising Star
Through the program I aim at supporting and helping develop the careers of early-career researchers, including Doctoral Researchers.