|Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin|
|Institute of Plant Sciences|
|Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry|
|Prof. Dr. Klaus Grasser|
Mediated by proteins the genomic DNA of plants is organised into a dynamic nucleoprotein structure termed chromatin. Analysing the Arabidopsis thaliana model system, our research group is interested in proteins that modulate the accessibility of the DNA in the cell nucleus, and thereby contribute to the regulation of gene expression. We examine the effect of chromatin-associated proteins on developmental processes (e.g. flowering, seed production) as well as on plant responses to external stimuli (e.g. stress conditions).
The Department of Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry is integrated in the Biochemie-Zentrum Regensburg (BZR). In addition, the Plant Chromatin Group is part of the collaborative research center SFB960 that is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and of the research training network CHIP-ET funded by the EU (FP7).