Heyl Group - Signal Transduction of Plants
Institute of Biology
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
The research group led by Privatdozent Dr. Alexander Heyl is investigating different aspects of the signal transduction of the phytohormone cytokinin. One focus is the investigation of the signaling pathway’s origin and the examination of how the involved protein families have changed in form and function over the course of evolution. An additional aspect is the early cytokinin response and the factors that regulate it. These findings will ultimately allow the modeling of the cytokinin signal transduction.