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International Conference on Plant Protesostasis #PPStasis2022

International Conference on Plant Protesostasis #PPStasis2022

The “International Conference on Plant Proteostasis” organized by Vicente Rubio (CNB, CSIC, Madrid), together with Frederica Theodoulou, Beatriz Orosa and Marco Trujillo, was again a huge success. We had a fantastic line up of people and brilliant talks. Vivid discussions took place after every talk and during the poster sessions, reflecting a phenomenal engagement of …

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Marco accepted to the DFG Heisenberg Programme

Marco accepted to the DFG Heisenberg Programme

The German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded the prestigious Heisenberg prize to Marco to promote his research on ubiquitination, in particular investigating cross-talk with cellular signalling mediated by kinases. “We are humbled by this honour and deeply grateful for the support of the DFG”

New Annual Review on PUBs

New Annual Review on PUBs

We just published an Annual Review in Plant Biology on ” The Evolution and Functions of Plant U-Box Proteins: From Protein Quality Control to Signaling” were we explore the evolution of U-box proteins in the plant lineage all the way to structural details of E3 function. Please have a look here #Proteostasis #U-box #evolution #structure …

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Carla is part of CORA – Leadership training

Carla is part of CORA – Leadership training

We are very proud of Carla who was accepted in the new round of the CORA Coaching Program at the University of Freiburg! Vice-President Prof. Dr. Sylvia Paletschek opened the Kick Off event on March 11th 🚀 CORA is a career advancement program focused on preparing female scientists for future leadership positions. GO Carla! #femaleleadership …

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Lab outing

Lab outing

It has been a while since we last had an outing. We went bowling this time and had a great time. The boss was on a row! #labouting #bowlingscientists

New Cooperation Pub with the Djamei Lab @effectomics

New Cooperation Pub with the Djamei Lab @effectomics

The Pleiades are a cluster of fungal effectors that inhibit host defenses https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1009641 Biotrophic plant pathogens secrete effector proteins to manipulate the host physiology. Effectors suppress defenses and induce an environment favorable to disease development. In this paper we describe the functional characterization of the pleiades, a cluster of ten effector genes. Merope1, which is …

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Tansley insight on ubiquitin signalling is now out!

Tansley insight on ubiquitin signalling is now out!

Ubiquitin signalling: controlling the message of surface immune receptors Microbial attack is first detected by immune receptors located at the plasma membrane. Their activation triggers a plethora of signalling cascades that culminate in the immune response. Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like protein modifiers play key roles in controlling signalling amplitude and intensity, as well as in buffering …

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