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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 evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to stress (abiotic and biotic). Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.
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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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'''1. Natural variation and evolution of immune resistance in plants.''' <br>
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'''Disease 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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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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'''Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites''' <br>
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'''2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation'''
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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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'''Molecular pharming''' <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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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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[[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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'''JOB OFFERS''' <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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[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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'''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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  Editorial article by Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014:
  [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 '''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 '''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.<br>
  Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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'''More news'''
 
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Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.
 
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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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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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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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