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A genetic approach reveals different modes of action of prefoldins

Finally a systematic analysis of plant prefoldin functions: a sextuple prefoldin mutant is still viable. Here we describe how certain prefoldin functions require the full complex, and some do not.

Posted on July 24th, 2021

Coordination between growth and stress responses by DELLA in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha

We propose that the role of DELLA in the coordination of growth and stress responses predates the emergence of gibberellin signaling. Here we describe the functions of DELLA in a bryophyte.

Posted on July 1st, 2021

Recruitment of PhD candidates

We participate in EpiSeedLink, a Doctoral Network funded by Horizon Europe which has just been awarded. Stay tuned for opportunities to carry out a PhD Thesis on the epigenetic control of seedling establishment.

Posted on May 8th, 2022

Reversion of fruit-dependent inhibition of flowering in Citrus requires sprouting of buds with epigenetically silenced CcMADS19

Why do orange trees alternate between high- and low-crop seasons? Here we propose a model involving transient chromatin modifications in a floral repressor gene. Great collaboration with Carlos Mesejo and Manuel Agustí.

Posted on August 20th, 2021

Extremophilic bacteria restrict the growth of Macrophomina phaseolina by combined secretion of polyamines and lytic enzymes

We have explored the use of soil extremophilic bacteria as biocontrol agents in sustainable agriculture. Thanks to the collaboration with the Belfiore Lab (CONICET, Tucumán, Argentina), we have found that polyamines produced by the bacteria reduce the fungal infection in soybean.

Posted on November 21st, 2021




CEPLAS-Düsseldorf, Germany


"New insights into the regulation and activity of DELLA proteins"




MPIPZ-Cologne, Germany


"Evolution of DELLA proteins as signaling hubs"



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Javi Brumós



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Recruitment of PhD candidates

We have been awarded a Grisolía PhD Fellowship. Applications are welcome by graduates of universities outside the EU. Please contact Javier Agustí by email for further information and deadlines.

Posted on May 15th, 2022

"Optogenetic control of gene expression in plants in the presence of ambient white light"

Ancestral functions of DELLA proteins

One year after his Thesis Defence, Jorge has been awarded one of the prizes for "Best UPV Thesis in 2021". Congratulations!!!

Posted on June 2nd, 2022

In collaboration with Javier Gallego-Bartolomé, we have traced the origin and evolution of eukaryotic SWI/SNF complexes and identified potentially new plant-specific subunits. Read about it here.

Posted on June 10th, 2022

Comprehensive identification of SWI/SNF complex subunits underpins deep eukaryotic ancestry and reveals new plant components



IBMCP Seminar

We host our former postdoc:

Verónica Arana

(CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina)

"Deciphering the effect of temperature on circadian clock performance in trees"

IBMCP's Main Hall, 12.30 h