We are a medium-sized laboratory consisting of five working groups focused on the auxin transport and homeostasis, metabolism and physiological functions of cytokinins, interaction of plant hormones with the environment, modelling of phytohormone-mediated cellular processes and advanced analytics of phytohormones.
On both plant tissue culture and whole plant levels we follow mechanism of action of auxins and cytokinins and their multitude interactions. The spectrum of methods and approaches we use ranges from the molecular biology (gene cloning and tagging, gene editing, transcription profiling, RNAseq), reverse and forward genetics, phenotyping on both cellular and whole plant level, analytics of phytohormones and their metabolism to advanced methods of fluorescence confocal microscopy. We always cordially welcome motivated students to work on their master and PhD theses as well young postdoc researchers from abroad.
In 2018, we organize the next international symposium on Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Development.