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At the Department of Plant Physiology we investigate how plants are able to cope with stresses. Plants are able to sense environmental cues and respond to them rapidly in order to efficiently acclimate. Responses to challenges occur at multiple levels, and coordinated proteolysis is paramount to allow plants to reshape the proteome, as well as to maintain protein homeostasis (proteostasis) during cellular stress. We take a multidisciplinary approach to understand how the signalling molecule ubiquitin shapes cellular responses to stress.
We believe that understanding the basic mechanisms by which plants are able to survive challenging environments, will provide the basis for the development of solutions to enable sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change.