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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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