[PSC Seminar Series]2015-05-25
Title: Excitment with ion channels in plants
Speaker: Prof. Rainer Hedrich, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Date: May 25th, 2015 (Monday)
Host PI: Prof. Jian-Kang Zhu
Venue: PSC auditorium
Prof. Rainer Hedrich pioneered the biology of plant ion channels and is one the very few leaders in this field. He introduced the patch clamp technique into the plant field by demonstrating for the first time the existence of plant ion channels. His ground-breaking discovery resulted in the elucidation of the structure-function relationships of plant ion channels, established the key role of ion channels in plants and inspired the formation of a new research field, which is part of today's plant biology text books. His lab made outstanding contributions to uncover the functions of plant ion channels, co-transporters and pumps. Besides his strong position in the transport field, Prof. Rainer Hedrich is also a leader in the field of guard cell turgor and osmoregulation.
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