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Brad Binder « Visiting Scientist » seminar

09.11.2019 - Marc-Ridet conference room (INRA Auzeville campus)

Brad Binder « Visiting Scientist » seminar
Brad Binder will give a seminar « Unconventional ethylene signal transduction in plants and bacteria » on wednesday september 11th, at 11am in the Marc-Ridet conference room.

Brad Binder is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Plant Sciences and recently co-edited a book on methods to study ethylene signaling. His research focuses on ethylene signal transduction in plants and bacteria. For this he combines physiology with biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and mathematical modeling.

Ethylene is well-known as a plant hormone that controls many aspects of plant growth, development and responses to stresses and a canonical pathway for ethylene signaling in plants has been developed. In this talk, Brad will discuss results showing that the ethylene receptors in plants have non-overlapping functions and for certain traits they signal via non-canonical pathways. Additionally, he will present recent data from his lab showing that bacteria also contain functional ethylene receptors that are involved in the control of bacterial physiology. The possibility that these receptors are involved in plant-microbe interactions will be discussed.

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