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Research project

Quantitative biology of polar auxin transport and plant development

The availability of complete plant genome sequences together with the ever increasing amount of data on the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of plant development require mathematical and computational models to obtain a complete overview of and generate new insights into the quantitative issues and dynamics of such processes

Contact
Remko Offringa
Funding
TTI-Green Genetics CORE grant
 
Huygens fellowship from the Leiden University profile area “Fundamentals of Science”
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The availability of complete plant genome sequences together with the ever increasing datasets on the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of plant development require mathematical and computational models to obtain a complete overview of, and generate new insights into the quantitative issues and dynamics of such processes.

In collaboration with Profs Bert van Duijn and Kees Libbenga at the IBL, and Dr. Sander Hille at the Mathematical Institute in Leiden we have been using mathematical modelling to generate and test hypotheses on the mechanism of polar auxin transport. In 2015 we organized a successful international Lorenz workshop on Quantitative Biology of Auxin Transport.

With Prof. Roeland Merks and Dr. Sander Hille of the Mathematical Institute” we are applying mathematical modelling of complex cellular and developmental processes. We are currently investigating the role of auxin in patterning the plant leaf epidermis.

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