Analyzing plant stress granules in response to plant viruses

The overall aim of this study is to analyze and to characterize the plant stress granule-component G3BP gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana and to elucidate the role of G3BP and stress granules in the general plant stress response, with special emphasis on viral infections.

This is a DFG funded project.

 

Development of a viral-based CRISPR/Cas-system for potato (DeviCCpo)

The DeviCCpo project will develop a novel RNA virus-based CRISPR/Cas9 delivery system, a novel application technique and, in addition, will assess a novel gene target to provide a more heat tolerant potato plant to tackle climate change challenges .

This is a BMBF sponsored project.

  

 

Molecular and cellular aspects of the life cycle of multipartite viruses: Nanoviruses

The Nanovirus project will decipher the biochemical and biological properties of various nanoviral gene products interacting with host plants. Thus, we aim to understand how distinct viral genome segments initially expressed in distinct plant cells actually function, how they can communicate and complement at a distance and at a supra-cellular scale. We will analyze the properties of the viral gene products with a focus on those with yet unknown function, and on properties that could be involved in trafficking among cells for complementation. 

This is a DFG funded project.