LINES OF RESEARCH
Study of molecular mechanisms of organisms in response to environmental changes
This line of research looks to understand how plants and fungi perceive environmental signals, and what produces those transcriptional, metabolic and phenotypic changes. Work is also being done to identify the effects that light has on circadian time and on the control of fungal physiology. The role of phenotypic biodiversity in adaptation to cold will be studied, at this point yeasts are key models of how they have adapted to temperature fluctuations.
Study the effect of environmental cues on interspecies dynamics
This line of work looks at how organisms deal with environmental changes in the presence of other species, whether for benefit or for harm. Here the research is focused on molecular mechanisms. Environmental and biotic signals are integrated, here the experimental models will focus and mainly studied on Botrytis and Trichoderma.