We are a medium-sized laboratory consisting of seven working groups focused on the auxin transport and homeostasis, metabolism and physiological functions of cytokinins, interaction of plant hormones with the environment, root growth, RNA processing, modeling of phytohormone-mediated cellular processes, and the advanced analytics of phytohormones.
On both plant tissue culture and whole plant levels, we follow the mechanism of action of auxins and cytokinins and their multitude of interactions. The spectrum of methods and approaches we use ranges from molecular biology (gene cloning and tagging, gene editing, transcription profiling, RNAseq), reverse and forward genetics, phenotyping on both cellular and whole plant levels, analytics of phytohormones and their metabolism, to advanced methods of fluorescence confocal microscopy. We always cordially welcome motivated students to work on their master’s and Ph.D. theses, as well as young postdoc researchers from abroad.
We organize the international symposium on Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Development. The last one was held in 2023. We offer a newsletter subscription for those who wish to be informed about the next event, which is expected to take place in 2027.