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Evolution of plant hormone response pathways

We have published a review on evolutionary aspects of hormone signaling, as a result of a very fruitful dialogue with Dolf Weijers and Dave Nelson.

Posted on February 9th, 2020

Hornwort genome sequenced

The genome of Anthoceros agrestis has been sequenced, and our lab has helped with the annotation. The publication is under 'open access'.

Posted on March 13th, 2020 (image by Fay-Wei Li)




Institute Seminar

Our lab hosts Malcolm Bennett (CPIB, U of Nottingham)




Lab Meeting





Lab Meeting


Vascular development: mechanisms and environmental regulation

Take a look at our new review on vascular development, with a focus on environmental regulation.

Posted on March 20th, 2020

Unfortunately, all the meetings and seminars programmed between April and July had to postponed due to Covid-19

DNA methylation in plants: mechanisms and tools for targeted manipulation

Javi Gallego has published a very nice Tansley review discussing how DNA methylation can be used as a biotechnological tool to regulate gene expression.

Posted on April 11th, 2020

Prefoldins influence LSM complex levels through Hsp90 in Arabidopsis

We have found an interesting connection between the chaperonin Prefoldin and RNA splicing that is particularly relevant during cold stress. You can find the details here.

Posted on May 13th, 2020

Origin and evolution of gibberellin signaling and metabolism in plants

What can we learn about gibberellin biology by studying its evolutionary history? Take a look at our recent review on this topic.

Posted on May 14th, 2020

COP1 destabilizes DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis

We propose that gibberellins are not the only trigger of DELLA protein degradation. See the evidence published here, and comments in Prelight.

Posted on May 29th, 2020




Thesis Defence

Noel Blanco-Touriñán

"New mechanisms of DELLA protein regulation and activity in Arabidopsis"

The defence can be followed live using this link

11.30 h