Green City – Green Science Freiburg

Open house at the university’s outdoor research facilities. Location: Outdoor research site/Freilandflächen am Flughafen. Date: 24.06.2018 from 3-5 pm. Research requires space. Especially researchers who examine natural processes from such fields as ecology, hydrology and forest science are dependent on outdoor facilities for their experiments. For this reason, examination areas were created on Freiburg airport’s…

Paper accepted

Have a look at our newest review on “Commonalities and differences in controlling multipartite intracellular infections of legume roots by symbiotic microbes” which is now online at Plant & Cell Physiology. In this review we discuss different regulatory layers that control the co-existence of symbiotic microbes in the same root system. Reference: Lace B, Ott…

New contribution from our lab

Have a look at the new manuscript by the lab of Marco Trujillo (IPB Halle) on the regulation of exocyst Exo70B2 function, which has just been made available on the bioRxiv pre-print server. We were happy to contribute some imaging and image analysis to it. We wish good luck for submission process and hope for…

Yet another contribution of our EM unit

We analyzed plastid structures from a crystal-forming Arabidopsis thaliana PHYTOENE SYNTHASE -overexpressing line by transmission electron microscopy. These roots were shown to accumulate similarly high carotenoid levels like callus. Ultrastructural analysis revealed plastid-localized membrane remnants exclusively in the carotenoid-accumulating line, while these structures were absent in WT roots. Read more in: Schaub P, Rodriguez-Franco M,…

New contribution of our EM unit

In a recent publication in PNAS the group of Sonja Albers from the University of Freiburg demonstrates that the archaeal CheY protein shares the overall structure and mechanism of magnesium-dependent phosphorylation with its bacterial counterpart. Furthermore they show that phosphorylation-dependent activation, and conserved residues in the archaeal CheY helix α4, are important for interaction with…

New findings from our lab on bioRxiv

We have just released our newest dataset on the bioRxiv pre-print server. In this manuscript we report that the remorin SYMREM1 is required and sufficient to recruit and stabilize the Medicago truncatula entry receptor LYK3 in membrane nanodomains in a FLOTILLIN 4-dependent manner. These findings provide the molecular mechanism of SYMREM1 and demonstrate genetically that…

Marta at Nobel Prize Ceremony

Marta Rodriguez, head of our EM unit, just returned from the Nobel prize ceremony in Stockholm where she witnessed the greatest moment for every scientist. She was honored when she was invited by this year’s Nobel Laureate Jacques Dubochet (University of Lausanne), who received the award together with Joachim Frank (Columbia University) and Richard Henderson…