Cell and molecular biology
The basic tenet of cell and molecular biology is that the behavior of a cell, either alone or in a multicellular organism, can be understood in terms of gene expression and protein function. This research axis examines the basic metabolic activities of cells and their mechanical properties, the relationship between the structure and the function of proteins, how cells communicate with one another, and how cells adapt to daily changes in light and dark.
For further information, please have a look at the personal pages of the researchers of this axis:
- Mario Cappadocia
Intra- and interspecific barriers in plant reproduction. Self-incompatibility in Solanum chacoense: genetic and molecular aspects.
- Anja Geitmann
Mechanical and microscopic investigation of the architectural principles of the plant cell. Analysis of the structural role of the cellular components of cytoskeleton, cell wall and turgor pressure.
- Daniel Philippe Matton
Molecular biology of plant reproduction. Signal transduction and the role of protein kinases in fruit and seed development.
- David Morse
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Dinoflagellates. Chronobiology.
- Jean Rivoal
Primary plant metabolism and its regulation, metabolic adaptation to environmental stress, control mechanisms of glycolysis.