I am interested in developmental mechanisms in plants, and in the extent to which these differ between the plant and animal kingdoms. Our group investigates pattern formation, cell polarity and cell cycle control. We combine molecular-genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches with an increasing role for bioinformatics and computational modeling of biological processes. Our aim is to understand at the single cell level the network logic of interacting gene products that determine cell specification, cell division rates and –planes, and organ growth. To this end the group analyzes interactions between many genes that are involved in patterning, cell polarity and cell cycle control. Most of our work focuses on the Arabidopsis root, but we increasingly turn to shoot development to compare developmental networks.
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