The Prisma funding for Prof. Dr. Kleine-Vehn is intended to advance an innovative approach in auxin research. In order to track down the origin of auxin functions, the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas is being analysed.
With the help of the proposed Prisma measure, Chlamydomonas will be established as a new genetic and biochemical high-throughput model. The aim is to track down the origin of auxin functions. The plant hormone auxin is a central regulator of many developmental processes in land plants. Previous work by Prof. Kleine-Vehn's research group has focused on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress). The new high-throughput model with Chlamydomonas could significantly change the view of the evolution and functioning of growth regulation in plants.
|Type of funding:||Individual funding programmes|
|Target group:||CZS Endowed Professors|
|Funding budget:||75.000 €|
|Period of time:||March 2022 - February 2023|