Evolution of phytohormonal perception

Focus topic: STEM
Type of funding: Individual funding programmes
Programme: CZS Prisma
Funded institution:
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

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.

Goals

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.

Involved persons:

Judith Hohendorff

Program Manager

Phone: +49 (0)711 - 162213 - 12

E-mail: judith.hohendorff@carl-zeiss-stiftung.de

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kleine-Vehn

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Detailed information:

Focus topic: STEM
Programme: CZS Prisma
Type of funding: Individual funding programmes
Target group: CZS Endowed Professors
Funding budget: 75.000 €
Period of time: March 2022 - February 2023

Funded institution:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg