PSC Frontier Seminar series
Title: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF CHROMATIN REMODELLING IN PLANT IMMUNITY
Speaker: Prof. Vardis Ntoukakis, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK.
Time: 2:00 pm
Day/Date: November 21st, 2018 (Wednesday)
Host PI: Prof. Alberto Macho
Venue: PSC Auditorium
Plants are sessile organisms exposed to a variety of environmental challenges including pathogen infection. During pathogen attack, plants rapidly respond to infection via the recruitment and activation of immune complexes. Despite our extensive understanding of how plants perceive pathogens, little is known about the downstream responses leading to immunity. Part of the immune responses to pathogens is reprogramming of gene expression. A major mechanism controlling the modulation of gene expression is chromatin remodelling. Chromatin remodelling requires covalent modifications of histones and/or the action of ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling complexes. Using reverse genetic approaches, we identified and we are currently characterizing histone acetyltransferases and ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling complexes that regulate stress responses.
The seminar will be delivered in English.