Plant Biology Seminar

29/01/2018, 16:30 | Event

HHU, Düsseldorf

Speaker: Francois Parcy (Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble)

A structural journey among floral regulators

In Arabidopsis like in many other plants, the development of flowers starts on the flanks of the shoot apical meristem. The position of the floral meristem is determined by the phytohormone auxin and the Auxin Response Factor Monopteros/ARF5 transcription factor. Soon afterwards, the LEAFY transcription factor contributes to the emergence and the floral fate of the newly formed flower meristem. I will present how the combination of molecular genetics, structural biology, genomics and modelling allows to better understand how these transcription facts work, how they read instructions in the genome and how they evolved.

Invited Speaker: Francois Parcy (Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble)
Monday, January 29
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: HHU, lecture hall 6F
The PhD students will meet with the speaker after the seminar for the „PBS Lounge with Pizza and Beer" in the AG Feldbrügge seminar room (26.12.01).

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich