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EMBO Young Investigator

Michael Hothorn

University, Geneva | Switzerland

YIP 2015

Membrane signaling and polyphosphate metabolism

We combine structural biology with plant genetics to understand how plants sense hormone signals at membranes to coordinate growth and development of tissues and organs. A second line of research aims at addressing the synthesis, breakdown and cellular functions of inorganic polyphosphate in plants, a poorly characterized energy metabolite.

Keywords: Hormone signaling / membrane signaling / polyphosphate metabolism / plant development

Subject area(s): Membranes & Transport | Plant Biology | Structural Biology & Biophysics

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