The plant development research group studies how developmental processes are regulated, how they can be controlled and how they change in response to alterations in the environment (e.g. light). The group has a special focus on microProteins. MicroProteins are small regulatory proteins that can engage their targets in protein complexes which can strongly influence their biological activity.

For in-depth studies of plant microProteins, several technology platforms are being used: 1) genome-re-sequencing of EMS-suppressor mutants 2) enrichment-proteomics 3) The use of synthetic microProteins expanded our toolset to regulate biological pathways. 4) CRISPR-Cas9 guided genome-engineering.

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