Plant Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Metabolism, Molecular Plant-Microbes Interactions, Crop Biofortification, Genetics, Functional Genomics, Transcriptomics
Potato – Potato Virus Y Interactions
We are studying the interactions between potato and Potato Virus Y (PVY), a pathogen that is currently threatening the potato industry, and trying to identify control methods against PVY. Our research involves a combination of molecular biology, genetics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, biochemistry, and protein and metabolite analysis.
Plant B vitamins metabolism
We are investigating genetic and environmental factors that control folate and thiamin accumulation in food crops to find strategies that maximize the nutritional content of crops. We are also pursuing biotechnology approaches to boost vitamins content in crops.