DynaMo Center Scientific Advisory Board

The DynaMo Center Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of five internationally leading experts within the field of DynaMo's research. All are carefully chosen based on their distinct and complementary expertises. The members consists of 3, which were included in 2016 - 2017 (Cathie Martin, Uwe Sonnewald, Jens Stougaard) and additional 2 members were included in 2019 (Kenichi Tsuda and Sandrine Ruffel):

Professor Cathie Martin

Professor Cathie Martin

John Innes Centre, Department of Metabolic Biology & University of East Anglia, England

  

Professor Martin’s research is centred on biofortification and using plant metabolic engineering to nutritionally enhance foods. Her knowledge of plants' natural chemical compounds is of high value to DynaMo.

  

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Professor Dr. Uwe Sonnewald

Professor Dr. Uwe Sonnewald

Department Biologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  

Professor Sonnewald investigates the field of plant growth and development where he focuses on interaction between plants and the enviroment and source-sink relations in crop plants. This expertice is of high value to DynaMo.

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Professor Jens Stougaard

Professor Jens Stougaard

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

  

Professor Stougaard's research encompasses receptors involved in endosymbiosis, signal transduction processes in plants and plant genes and small regulatory RNAs, all of which is of high relevance to DynaMo's research plan.

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Group Leader Kenichi Tsuda

Group Leader Kenichi Tsuda

Department of Plant Microbe Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany


Dr. Tsudas research focus on properties, structures and functions of phytohormone signaling networks in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana as well as other Brassicaceae plants during plant-microbe interactions, which is of high value to DynaMo.

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Researcher Sandrine Ruffel

Researcher Sandrine Ruffel

Department of Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Dr. Sandrine Ruffel’s research aims to decipher the regulatory mechanisms of root nitrogen acquisition when the provision of this nutrient is spatially heterogeneous and focuses in particular on the role of long-distance signaling using physiological, genetic and transcriptomic approaches, in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The expertise of Sandrine is highly relevant for the work at DynaMo.

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