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'''''What are we interested in?'''''
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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We study the genetic and molecular bases for the '''adaptation of plants to their local environments'''. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to '''abiotic and biotic stresses''', which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.<br>
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We're interested in genetics of natural variation, population genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. We want to know how climate change is shaping plant's resistance and tolerance traits under a combined multidisciplinary approach. Our lab undertakes a research approach that looks for the genetic and molecular basis of naturally occurring quantitative variation in biotic and abiotic stress responses, and how these interact with the environment (genotype-by-environment interactions). This multidisciplinary approach will allow a better understanding of the natural evolution of stress pathways in plants and efficient know-how transfer to practical applications.<br>
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For a more detailed view of our research plans, please have a look at our [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Alcazar:Research Research] and [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Alcazar:Publications Publications] sections.
 
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'''CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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* Our lab has started research activities as from 1st Dec 2012 and is recruting students interested in our research activities. Interested people should contact us directly.
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* Finally we look forward to starting our research activities in December.
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* R.A. granted by Marie Curie Actions for the project DISEASENVIRON.
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* Review on new open access journal 'Metabolites' published. [http://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/2/3/516 read]
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* Are you interested in joining us as PhD or Master student? Contact us by e-mail. [mailto:ralcazar@ub.edu Contact]
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'''1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants ''' <br>
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We study the evolution of ''Resistance'' genes and interacting loci that condition '''immune-related hybrid incompatibility''' in natural ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of ''NB-LRR'' signaling by '''temperature''' which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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*'''''08.10.2012''''' Interessat en realitzar la tesi doctoral o màster al nostre grup? Contacta per e-mail amb nosaltres.
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'''2. Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites'''
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El nostre és un laboratori interessat en l'estudi de les bases genètiques de l'estrés abiòtic i biòtic en plantes, emprant organismes model i espècies d'interés agronòmic, investiguem la variabilitat genètica natural existent en poblacions silvestres. La nostra és una recerca transversal que incorpora genètica de la variabilitat natural, genètica de poblacions, biologia molecular i bioquímica.
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In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F.Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of '''stress protective metabolites''' that condition resistance traits in plants.
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Els detalls de la nostra recerca i projectes en curs es poden consultar en l'apartat "Research" i "Publications".
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Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the [http://www.ub.edu University of Barcelona].<br>
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For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. <br> For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. Historial record of main press releases can be found at [http://ralcazar.edublogs.org/ Edublogs]
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Nuestro laboratorio tiene como principal línea de investigación el estudio de las bases genéticas del estrés abiótico y biótico. Para ello estudiamos la variabilidad genética natural existente en poblaciones naturales de especies modelo y de interés agronómico. Nuestra investigación es transversal e incluye genética de la variabilidad natural, genética de poblaciones, biología molecular y bioquímica.
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Los detalles de nuestra investigación y proyectos en curso se pueden consultar en las secciones "Research" y "Publications".
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'''LATEST PUBLICATIONS''' <br>
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Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
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[http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpls.2014.00319/full Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences] <br>
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[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 '''The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.
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[http://www.ub.edu/farmacia/ The Faculty] | [http://www.ub.edu The University] | [http://bkc.upc.ub.edu/ The Campus] | [http://www.ccit.ub.edu/EN/home.html Scientific and Technological Centers]
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Facultat de Farmacia
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Facultat de Farmàcia - Universitat de Barcelona (UB) <br>
 
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Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions

We study the genetic and molecular bases for the adaptation of plants to their local environments. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to abiotic and biotic stresses, which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.


CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH



1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants

We study the evolution of Resistance genes and interacting loci that condition immune-related hybrid incompatibility in natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of NB-LRR signaling by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions.


2. Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites


In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F.Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of stress protective metabolites that condition resistance traits in plants.


Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the University of Barcelona.
For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections.
For general public information have a look at +info. Historial record of main press releases can be found at Edublogs



News and Announcements e-Board


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences 
The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress
Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.

More news

Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.





The Faculty | The University | The Campus | Scientific and Technological Centers




Full address:
Facultat de Farmacia
Universitat de Barcelona
Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal
Avda Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona (Spain)


This wiki site is built under Openwetware, an open access movement promoting the sharing of information among researchers.

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