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Thu. 3 Mar, 2016

UPSC Seminar - Andrew Groover: Genomic-enabled insights into growth and wood formation of Populus

Thu. 3 Mar, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
NEW! UPSC Seminar

Speaker:
Andrew Groover
Department of Plant Biology
College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA

Titel:
Genomic-enabled insights into growth and wood formation of Populus.

Host: Hannele Tuominen

Place: KB3A9

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Fri. 4 Mar, 2016

Thesis Defence- Sacha Escamez: Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development

Fri. 4 Mar, 2016 13:00
Thesis Defence
UPSC Department of Plant Physiology

Sacha Escamez

Title:
Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development

Faculty Examiner:
Andrew Groover, Department of Plant Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis, USA


Supervisor: Hannele Tuominen

Place: Lilla hörsale KB3A9

Mon. 7 Mar, 2016

Cutting Edge Seminar - Claus Schwechheimer: PIN-ning down the function of D6PK protein kinases in auxin transport

Mon. 7 Mar, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
Cutting Edge Seminar

Speaker:
Claus Schwechheimer
Technische Universität München TUM, School of Life Sciences
Weihenstephan/Munich, Germany

Title: PIN-ning down the function of D6PK protein kinases in auxin transport

Host: Markus Schmid
Place Lilla hörsalen, KB3A9


Abstract:
The biosynthesis and proper distribution of the plant hormone auxin within the plant influences almost every aspect of plant growth and development. To the largest extent, differences in the morphology between plants are the results of differential auxin distribution and auxin actions at the level of individual plants cells. Whereas auxin transport from cell to cell and within a plant had for a long time been inferred solely based on the polar distribution of PIN auxin exporters, we have recently shown that PINs require activation by protein kinases, such as the D6 PROTEIN KINASE, to become active auxin transporters. I will describe the biochemistry of D6PK and mechanisms that are required for targeting D6PK to the plasma membrane and the PINs. I will also present data that challenge the current view of how PIN polarity is controlled by phosphorylation. Finally, I will highlight some other regulatory functions of D6PK that are independent of PIN-dependent auxin transport control.

Relevant References:
Arabidopsis D6PK is a lipid domain-dependent mediator of root epidermal planar polarity. Stanislas T et al.; Nature Plants 1, 15162 (2015)
Dynamic control of auxin transport-dependent growth by AGCVIII protein kinases. Barbosa IC and Schwechheimer C.; Curr Opin Plant Biol (2014) 22:108-15.
Auxin efflux by PIN-FORMED proteins is activated by two different protein kinases, D6 PROTEIN KINASE and PINOID. Zourelidou M et al. Elife (2014) 19;3.
D6 PROTEIN KINASE activates auxin transport-dependent growth and PIN-FORMED phosphorylation at the plasma membrane. Barbosa IC, Zourelidou M, Willige BC, Weller B, Schwechheimer C. Dev Cell (2014) 29(6):674-85.
D6PK AGCVIII kinases are required for auxin transport and phototropic hypocotyl bending in Arabidopsis. Willige BC et al. Plant Cell (2013) 25(5):1674-88
The polarly localized D6 PROTEIN KINASE is required for efficient auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana. Zourelidou M, Müller I, Willige BC, Nill C, Jikumaru Y, Li H, Schwechheimer C. Development. 2009 Feb;136(4):627-36.

In addition to the work on auxin transport that Claus will discuss about in his presentation, his lab has a long-staninding interest in the function of the COP9 signalosome and gibberellic acid (GA) signaling. More information can be found here: http://sysbiol.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=2&L=1

Mon. 14 Mar, 2016

Seminar - Raphael Decou: Features and analysis of lignin accumulation, composition, distribution and regulation in A. thaliana

Mon. 14 Mar, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
UPSC Seminar Series
Postdoc seminar


Speaker
Raphael Decou
postdoc


Title:
Features and analysis of lignin accumulation, composition, distribution and regulation in A. thaliana




Place Lilla hörsalen, KB3A9
Host: Edouard Pesquet

Mon. 21 Mar, 2016

Seminar - Thomas Dobrenel: Deciphering the role of the TOR-SnRK1 axis on metabolism reprogramming in Arabidopsis

Mon. 21 Mar, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
UPSC Seminar
Postdoc Seminar

Speaker:
Thomas Dobrenel

Title: Deciphering the role of the TOR-SnRK1 axis on metabolism reprogramming in Arabidopsis



Host: Johannes Hansen

Place: Lilla Hörsalen, KB3A9