Our lab explores the mechanisms by which multicellular organisms reprogram gene expression in response to changes in their environment, a skill that is vital for cells and organisms to survive.
Two new exciting PhD studentship opportunities are available in the Spoel Research Group. Applications are now accepted for research projects on redox-based protein modifications and proteasome-mediated gene expression in plant immunity.
The Spoel Research Group reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications how plants regulate absorption of nitrogen nutrients that are critical for growth. These findings may impact the usage of nitrogen-based fertilizer in agriculture.