Luise comes from Germany and she is interested in the molecular regulation of senescence in the annual Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabis montbretiana compared to the perennial Arabis alpina.
Annabel comes from Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is interested in the function of SPL15, a transcription factor involved in the integration of different endogenous flowering pathways. She wants to find out what genes are targeted by this transcription factor and to further unravel how it is mechanistically able to alter transcription of these targets.
Vítor comes from Brazil. He is interested in understanding the miR172/AP2 network at the meristem by establishing single cell transcriptomics. He is also involved in how post-translation of regulatory proteins controls flowering.
He comes from China, and is interested in post-translational modification of CONSTANS protein and identifying genes downstream of transcription factors that act in the photoperiodic flowering pathway of Arabidopsis.
Youbong Hyun is from Seoul National University, Korea. He is interested in the differences in floral behavior between annual A. thaliana and its perennial relative A. alpina. He is also studying the differentiation of annualism and perennialism in Arabis genus.
Ulla Kemi comes from Finland and is interested in adaptation to local environments in perennial plant species and in understanding the genetic mechanisms behind perennialism. In the current project she is studying phenotypic natural variation and its genetic basis in populations of Arabis alpina, focusing on the variation in flowering time in the Scandinavian populations.
Yi-Chen Lin comes from Taipei, Taiwan. He is interested in ecological adaptation as well as molecular basis of variation in flowering behaviour from natural populations of perennial plant species Arabis alpina. His current research centers on phenotypic natural variation and molecular mechanism in flowering time in the Scandinavian populations.
Eva Madrid comes from Cordoba, Spain. She is interested in studying perennialism vs. Annualism by developing a series of introgression lines (ILs) from a backcross between Arabis montbretiana and Arabis alpina.
Alice Pajoro comes from Italy. Her research focuses on elucidation of the intrinsic regulatory mechanisms orchestrating the floral transition in Arabidopsis thaliana using a sensitized mutant screen.
Chloé comes from France. She studies the transcriptional regulatory network controlling flowering at the shoot apical meristem in Arabidopsis thaliana. She is focusing on the photoperiodic pathway and the molecular function of the bZIP Transcription factor FD by applying genome-wide approaches.
Adrian comes from Germany and is interested in the regulation of microRNAs at the shoot meristem by endogenous signals such as age and metabolites as well as environmental factors. My project focuses on the expression of the genes encoding microRNA156 and their effect on reproductive development.
Qing Sang comes from China and is analyzing by genetics and cell biology roles of SVP transcription factor and gibberellin in the control of flowering time of Arabidopsis
Edouard Severing comes from the Netherlands and is mainly interested in studying the evolution of annual and perennial species using bioinformatic tools.
Anamika Singh comes from India and is a 1 year DAAD exchange student with Dr Kishore Panigrahi in Bhubaneswar. She is interested in biochemical and functional characterisation of GIGANTEA in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Alice comes from France. She is interested in studying the morphological modifications at the shoot apical meristem during floral transition using microscopy and computational tools.
Coral Vincent comes from England and is working primarily on cytological approaches such as in situ hybridizations and grafting