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'''''Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br>
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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''Challenges and Consequences of Climate Change (C4)''<br>
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* Our lab is committed to finding solutions for future '''C'''hallenges and '''C'''onsequences of '''C'''limate '''C'''hange: '''the four C's.''' <br><br>
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* We approach this by studying '''plant''' '''tolerance''' and '''resistance''' in diverse environments. <br><br>
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* Why in plants? Because plants are primary sources of '''food''' and their adaptation to new environments is a prerequisite for the establishment of '''life''' as we know on earth.<br>
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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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We're interested in genetics of natural variation, population genetics and molecular biology. We're currently studying immune-receptor gene variation and the effect of temperature on modulation of defense in frame of the project DISEASENVIRON (Career Integration Grant, Marie-Curie Actions, EU). <br><br>
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'''Applied research. '''
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Our lab collaborates with the group of Prof. A.F. Tiburcio to study polyamine homeostasis in plants and its practical applications for inducing stress tolerance against abiotic stresses. <br><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. For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. <br><br>
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'''Transferring knowledge to future generations.  '''
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'''CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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'''1. Natural variation and evolution of immune resistance in plants.''' <br>
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Plant resistance to pathogens is an important field of research with direct applications. We study the '''molecular bases and evolution of ''Resistance'' genes''' and other loci that condition '''plant immunity'''. We explore the mechanisms that have naturally evolved in plant populations to resist against biotic threats. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of some immune responses  by '''temperature''' which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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'''2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation'''
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We investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the naturally occurring '''tolerance to abiotic stresses in plant populations'''. We're currently studying the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of '''stress protective metabolites''' that condition resistance in plants. Since 2014 we have introduced ''Capsella bursa-pastoris'' for this research and we're currently developing genetic tools for this species.
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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] <br>
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[http://twitter.com/RubenAlcazarLab Follow us on Twitter]
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AVISO A ESTUDIANTES - ADVICE TO STUDENTS
 
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Quieres empezar una carrera investigadora en un grupo joven y dinámico? Contacta con nosotros.
 
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Would you like to start your scientific career in a young & dynamic research group? Contact us.
 
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  Interesados en hacer tesis doctoral/máster en nuestro grupo contacten por e-mail con Rubén Alcázar.
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'''LATEST PUBLICATIONS''' <br>
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Interested in doing Master/PhD with us? Contact Rubén Alcázar by e-mail.
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  [http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Plant_polyamines_in_stress_and_development/340 E-book in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014, by Antonio F. Tiburcio and Rubén Alcázar, Eds.]
   
   
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  Editorial article by Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014:
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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://www.frontiersin.org/plant_metabolism_and_chemodiversity/researchtopics/plant_polyamines_in_stress_and/1527 Frontiers topic Polyamines in Stress and Development]  
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  [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 '''Review: The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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  edited by Ruben Alcazar and Antonio F. Tiburcio publishes first articles.
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  Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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'''INSTITUTIONAL PRESS RELEASES'''<br>
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[http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2013/11/063.html? Arabidopsis semidwarfs: the green revolution in nature] 02.12.2013. University of Barcelona.<br>
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[http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/5389/news_publication_619091 Hybrid plants with over-reactive immune system] 17.11.2010. Max Planck Society.
   
   
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XII Reunión de Biología Molecular de Plantas, Cartagena, 11-13 de junio de 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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Avda Joan XXIII s/n
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About the logo: Skyline of the city of Barcelona, where our lab is located.
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Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Barcelona (UB)
Department of Natural Products,
Plant Biology and Soil Science.
Av. Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona

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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. Natural variation and evolution of immune resistance in plants.

Plant resistance to pathogens is an important field of research with direct applications. We study the molecular bases and evolution of Resistance genes and other loci that condition plant immunity. We explore the mechanisms that have naturally evolved in plant populations to resist against biotic threats. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of some immune responses by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions.


2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation


We investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the naturally occurring tolerance to abiotic stresses in plant populations. We're currently studying the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of stress protective metabolites that condition resistance in plants. Since 2014 we have introduced Capsella bursa-pastoris for this research and we're currently developing genetic tools for this species.




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
Follow us on Twitter



News and Announcements e-Board


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

E-book in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014, by Antonio F. Tiburcio and Rubén Alcázar, Eds.

Editorial article by Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014:
Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences 
Review: 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.

INSTITUTIONAL PRESS RELEASES

Arabidopsis semidwarfs: the green revolution in nature 02.12.2013. University of Barcelona.
Hybrid plants with over-reactive immune system 17.11.2010. Max Planck Society.




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


About the logo: Skyline of the city of Barcelona, where our lab is located.

This wiki site is built under Openwetware, an open access movement promoting the sharing of information among researchers.

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