Eugenia Russinova is a group leader at the Center for Plant Systems Biology, VIB and a Professor at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. She completed her Master’s degree from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, her PhD from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and did postdoctoral training at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Her work examining the brassinosteroid signaling pathway has provided key information on the subcellular localization and trafficking of brassinosteroid receptor complex and how downstream factors such as GSK3-like kinases crosstalk with other signaling pathways. Dr. Russinova is a reviewing editor for Plant Cell (2015- ) and an EMBO member (2018- ).
Talk title and synopsis
Cell biology meets development: endocytic regulation of signaling pathways in plants
Plants deploy numerous plasma membrane receptors to sense and rapidly react to environmental changes. Correct localization and adequate protein levels of the cell-surface receptors are critical for signaling. I will summarize the up-to-date knowledge of receptor complex endocytosis and its effect on the signaling outcome, in the context of plant development and immunity.