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'''''Plant-Environment Interactions and <br>Molecular Pharming'''''<br><br>
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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Our lab studies the genetic and molecular bases for the adaptation of plants to their local environments. We mainly focus on the adaptation to stress (abiotic and biotic) and how this can be translated in an efficient molecular pharming (production of pharmaceutical compounds in plants) under the current challenges of climate change.
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We study the genetic and molecular bases for the '''adaptation of plants to their local environments'''. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to '''abiotic and biotic stresses''', which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.<br>
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'''CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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'''1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants ''' <br>
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We study the evolution of ''Resistance'' genes and interacting loci that condition '''immune-related hybrid incompatibility''' in natural ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of ''NB-LRR'' signaling by '''temperature''' which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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We're currently studying the evolution of ''NB-LRR'' immune-receptor genes and other interacting loci that condition defense against evolving pathogens and how this derives in immune-related hybrid incompatibility, an important obstacle in plant breeding. We address these questions using molecular biology, population genetics and biochemical approaches. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of ''NB-LRR'' signaling by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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We study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring  variation of some stress metabolites involved in resistance traits to abiotic and biotic stresses in collaboration with different laboratories. We identify natural compounds which protect plants from stress. Through molecular approaches we improve the resistance of plants to different stresses. <br>
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We produce proteins of pharmaceutical interest in plants and study ways to improve their productivity under different environments to adapt to the requirements of local climates.
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For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. <br> For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. <br><br>
 
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In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F.Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of '''stress protective metabolites''' that condition resistance traits in plants.
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Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the [http://www.ub.edu University of Barcelona].<br>
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For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. <br> For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. Historial record of main press releases can be found at [http://ralcazar.edublogs.org/ Edublogs]
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[[Image:Announcement_alcazar.jpg |100px]] '''News and Announcements e-Board'''<br>
[[Image:Announcement_alcazar.jpg |100px]] '''News and Announcements e-Board'''<br>
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A 3-years PhD position (2015-2017) is available in our laboratory to study
 
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Arabidopsis ''NB-LRR'' evolution and interactions with ''Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis'' pathogens.
 
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Interested candidates should send us their CV and two letters of reference by e-mail.
 
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Questions should be addressed to the same e-mail address below.
 
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Application period: 1 July - 15 September 2014
 
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Expected starting date: January 2015
 
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[mailto:ralcazar@ub.edu Contact]
 
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'''LATEST PUBLICATIONS''' <br>
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Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
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Latest publications: <br>
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  - Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
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  [http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpls.2014.00319/full Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences] <br>
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  - [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 r'''The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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  [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 '''The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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  Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.
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  Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.
   
   
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Full address: Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal. Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona (Spain). <br>
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Facultat de Farmacia
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Universitat de Barcelona
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Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal
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08028 Barcelona (Spain)
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Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions

We study the genetic and molecular bases for the adaptation of plants to their local environments. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to abiotic and biotic stresses, which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.


CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH



1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants

We study the evolution of Resistance genes and interacting loci that condition immune-related hybrid incompatibility in natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of NB-LRR signaling by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions.


2. Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites


In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F.Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of stress protective metabolites that condition resistance traits in plants.


Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the University of Barcelona.
For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections.
For general public information have a look at +info. Historial record of main press releases can be found at Edublogs



News and Announcements e-Board


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences 
The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress
Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.

More news

Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.





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Full address:
Facultat de Farmacia
Universitat de Barcelona
Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal
Avda Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona (Spain)


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