Summer 2017

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.


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