University of Bonn
Institute of Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants
COST-FA0605: Signaling control of stress tolerance and production of stress protective compounds in plants. ACRONYM: INPAS (International Network of Plant Abiotic Stress)
1. Summary of work to be allocated into a specific WG
This partner is trying to identify cis-regulatory ABA dependent and independent factors which determine gene expression under drought and salt stress using Arabidopsis and stress tolerant model plants. The work is mostly integrated into WG1 and WG2.
2. Links with other WG and/or Subgroups
The work is closely linked with WG1.2, WG1.4 and WG1.5. The crosstalk of factors studied in these working groups with those identified in WG2 will be examined.
3. Specific activities to be integrated into WG and/or Subgroups
WG1.3 Transcription factors identified by this partner will be tested in relation to SNRK1.
WG1.4 This partner provides expertise in phosphoproteomics
WG1.5 This partner will provide phospholipase D mutants.
WG2.1 This partner will participate in mutant characterization
WG2.2 This partner has set of mutants in aldehyde dehydrogenase genes and they will be analyzed.
4. Qualification for the role and current grants
Prof. Dorothea Bartels is a C4 professor of Institute of Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants at the University of Bonn. She was among the first to demonstrate a role for PLD in osmotic stress signalling, she has discovered several regulatory molecules involved in osmotic stress and made significant contributions by studying regulatory pathways controlling dehydration in the resurrection plant Craterostigma over the last 15 years.
5. Technical expertise and facilities
The group has all the necessary facilities for research in molecular biology. It comprises a well-equipped laboratory, plant growth facilities, and various facilities for physiological analysis of plants under stress. This partner has facilities for research in stress regulation.