Nutrient and Stress Signalling

About the group

Plants acquire carbon through photosynthesis during the day, but carbon-consuming processes such as growth occur throughout the 24 hours. To grow and ensure reproductive success, carbon resources must be properly managed during the day-night cycle, but also under a wide range of environmental conditions and developmental stages. The inability to do so has clear penalties on plant performance, growth and development, affecting key traits such as stress tolerance, flowering time, senescence, or seed filling. Our lab aims to understand the mechanisms underlying carbon management, including how carbon is sensed and how carbon signalling pathways interact with other components to orchestrate stress responses and modulate plant growth and development.

Academic lead