Local collaborations (institutions in the Czech Republic)

Agritec, Šumperk (RNDr. Miroslav Griga, PhD.): Phytohormones and somatic embryogenesis.

Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources: Supervision of diploma students.

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Departments of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: Cytoskeleton and endomembranes in the mechanism of polar auxin transport. Supervision of diploma and postgraduate students.

Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice (Ing. Tomas Kocabek, PhD.; Assoc. Prof. Ing. Josef Spak, DrSc.): DNA sequencing, transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana, biotic stress.

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha (RNDr. Ladislav Kohout, DrSc.): Brassinosteroids and other substances controlling plant growth.

Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology (RNDr. Jan Hejátko, Ph.D., Mgr. Markéta Pernisová, Ph.D.): Auxins, cytokinins, organogenesis. Auxin transport. Cytokinin metabolism.

Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Molecular Biology and Radiobiology (RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc., Mgr. Přemysl Souček, Ph.D., Nagavalli S. Kiran, Ph.D.): Cytokinins – signalling, metabolism.

Palacký University, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory of Growth Regulators (Petr Galuzska, Ph.D.)

Research Institute of Crop Production, Prague (Ing. Marie Trčková a Ing. J. Haberle, CSc.): Hormonal regulation of nitrogen uptake and utilisation.

International collaboration

Members of the laboratory co-operate closely with scientists from several foreign institutions. This co-operation is mostly based on joint international projects and includes exchange visits of scientists and students.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, M. Popov Institute of Plant Physiology, Sofie, Bulgary (Dr. K. Ananieva): Cytokinin metabolism and gene expression during induced senescence and subsequent recovery in cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo (zucchini).

Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald, Botanisches Institut, Greifswald, Germany (Prof. K. Conrad): Regulation of cytokinin metabolism in senescing leaves of cereals.

Freie Universität Berlin, Angewandte Genetik, Berlin, Germany (Dr. T. Schmülling): The effect of ipt and ckx gene expression on the level and metabolism of phytohormones.

Horticulture Research International/University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, UK (Prof. R. M. Napier, Dr. P. Hand): Mode of action of auxin.

Oregon State University, Department of Horticulture and Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology, Corvallis, Oregon, USA (Prof. D.W.S. Mok a Prof. M.C. Mok): Glucosylation of cytokinins in plants.

Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (Prof. Jan Barciszewski): Cytokinin activity of natural compounds and their synthetic derivatives.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Institute of Plant Science, Plant Biotechnology, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. W. Gruissem): Role of protein farnesylation in IPT targeting.

Universität Hamburg, Institut für Angewandte Botanik, Hamburg, Germany (Dr. K. von Schwartzenberg): Cytokinin metabolism in mosses.

University of Barcelona, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Barcelona, Spain (Prof. A. Ferrer): Relation of isoprenoid biosynthesis to metabolism of cytokinins.

University of Hannover, Institute for Ornamentals, Nurseries and Plant Breeding, Hannover, Germany (Prof. G. Scherer): Plant hormone signalling.

University of Kwazulu-Natal, Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, South Africa (Prof. Johannes Van Staden): Regulation of cytokinin levels in plant tissues and organs.

University of Southampton, Division of Cell Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Southampton, UK (Dr. D.A. Morris): Mechanisms of auxin accumulation in plant cells; auxin carriers and their regulation.

VIB / Gent University, Department of Plant Systems Biology, Belgium (Prof. Jiří Friml): Mechanism of polar auxin transport.