The research group of Kerstin Kaufmann aims at understanding the regulatory mechanisms underlying multicellular development in plants. The lab uses a combination of genetic, genome-wide and biochemical analyses to study the functions of transcription factors that are important for flower development. We aim at elucidating how these factors activate or repress gene activities, how they select their targets, and how combinatorial interactions result in cell-type specific gene expression programs.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Talk title and synopsis
underlying cellular differentiation in flowers
Plant cells are enigmatic because the ‘identity’ of each individual cell results from combination of positional and genetic factors. Kerstin Kaufmann will present progress on mechanisms underlying cellular differentiation focusing on functions of transcription factors and on single cell omics.