Author Archives: Karoline Wieczorek

Oxidative stress – Antioxidants

 Antioxidant Supplements Study type Vitamin Conclusion Meta, Vivekananthan 2003 E, ß-car No effect-harmful Meta, Bjelakovic 2004 E, other Mortality up-no benfit meta & qlsm, Miller 2005 E Mortality up Meta, Shekelle 2004 E No benefit Meta, Eidelman 2004 E No effect Meta, Bjekalovic 2007 ß-car, A, E Mortality +? Decision tree, Dotan 2009 E Harmful Testtext

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Sensing thiol oxidation in plants

In a collaborative research project between the Joris Messens lab at the VIB Department of Structural Biology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) and the Frank Van Breusegem lab at VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology (Ghent University, Belgium), we are looking for a motivated graduate student. Project Description Abiotic and biotic stress factors (e.g. drought, extreme temperatures and various pathogen attacks) lead to severe crop yield losses worldwide due to their adverse effect on plant growth and development. Recently, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has calculated that these detrimental environmental conditions account for approximately 40% of global crop losses. One ...

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