Summer term is finally over so time to give a brief update on recent events.
- Dr. Lauri Vaahtera has begun working in the group beginning of June and is busy starting his research project funded by the Finish Cultural Foundation. Welcome!
- Camila Øvstebø has been awarded an “all expenses paid” travel fellowship to attend the Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science on Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics (SPSAS-MS) from the 28th of August until the 6th of September 2017. Congrats!
- The Hamann and Somerville (UC-Berkeley) labs have been awarded jointly a Peder Sæther grant, which will enable Nora Gigli-Bisceglia to spend a couple of months in California. She will investigate how a small molecule can function as signal, activating defence responses in Arabidopsis thaliana.
- Recently two manuscripts where members of the group have contributed have been published in Journal of Experimental Botany and PLOS Genetics. Dirigent proteins in plants: modulating cell wall metabolism during abiotic and biotic stress exposure. The Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase MIK2/LRR-KISS connects cell wall integrity sensing, root growth and response to abiotic and biotic stress.