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CSIRO Waite Campus Seminar: Professor Ueli Grossniklaus
Apr 13, 2:00 pm
The following seminar will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday 13th April in the CSIRO Wine Innovation West, Upstairs Seminar Room.
Cell-cell signaling during plant fertilization
Professor Ueli Grossniklaus | University of Zurich, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB).
Research in Ueil Grossniklaus’ laboratory centers on the developmental genetics of plant reproduction and Ueil is visiting Anna Koltunow’s group regarding their common interest in both sexual reproduction and apomixis, a form of asexual reproduction through seeds. Ueli’s team uses genetic and molecular approaches to identify genes controlling the underlying developmental processes using Arabidopsis thaliana and maize as model systems. Their studies have shown that both genetic and epigenetic mechanisms play a key role in plant reproduction. The long term goal of their research is to elucidate the role of positional information, cell lineage, cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in plant morphogenesis and cellular differentiation.
Ueli’s lab has made key contributions to plant reproductive biology, his talk today focuses on the events of fertilization in plants.
The focus of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB) is research and teaching on genetic, molecular, biochemical, developmental, evolutionary, and cellular aspects of plants and their interactions with other organisms, as well as on limnology, aquatic ecology, microbial ecology, and microbiology. Currently, IPMB has four Full Professors, one Associate Professor, and two Assistant Professors, both funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): Leo Eberl (Microbiology), Ueli Grossniklaus (Plant Developmental Genetics), Beat Keller (Plant Molecular Biology), Enrico Martinoia (Molecular Plant Physiology), Jakob Pernthaler (Limnology, Aquatic Ecology), Rolf Kümmerli (Microbial Evolutionary Ecology), and Joop Vermeer (Plant Cell Biology).
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