Early Stage Researcher: Piotr Lisik, University of Stavanger
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The title of Piotr’s project: The role of peroxisomes in plant adaptation to abiotic stress
Piotr’s study aims to reveal yet unknown mechanisms that allow plants to adapt to adverse environmental conditions. Candidate proteins will be identified by peroxisome proteomics of stressed A. thaliana plants and novel prediction tools of peroxisomal targeting signals (PTS). The function of promising candidate proteins will be studied by extensive phenotyping of constructed plant gain- and loss-of-function mutants, focusing on alterations in stress susceptibility and resistance, peroxisome proliferation and secondary metabolism (metabolomics in collaboration with MDiscoveries, Potsdam). Functional conservation of newly identified plant peroxisomal proteins in fungi will be studied, for instance by complementation analysis, during a secondment at the University of Groningen.
Part of the research will be performed at the University of Groningen and MDiscoveries (Potsdam).
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sigrun Reumann (email@example.com)
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ida J. van der Klei, University of Groningen
a. OEMP2014 conference in Neuss (Germany), 9.-11.9.2014, poster title:
”Survival protein SurE-like phosphatase/nucleotidase – a novel stress responsive protein of peroxisomes?”
b. PERFUME Kick-off conference in Groningen (The Netherlands), 2.-4.12.2013, poster title: “The Role of Peroxisomes in Plant Adaptation to Abiotic Stress”
For further information and interest, please contact:
Centre for Organelle Research (CORE)
University of Stavanger
Richard Johnsens gate 4
Phone: +47 518 31 888