Daniel Schubert

Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf (UDUS), Germany

Dr. Schubert´s research group studies the role of epigenetic gene regulation in plant development, thus how gene expression states are inherited through cell division without an alteration of the DNA sequence. We focus on an evolutionary highly conserved group of proteins, the Polycomb-group proteins, which modify histones and control numerous plant traits like seed development, flowering time and vernalisation. The research group is interested in identifying novel epigenetic regulators controlling differentiation processes, with a particular focus on the maintenance of flowering and regeneration. In addition, we want to understand how plants memorize changes in their environment by performing cell-type specific analyses of chromatin. More...

UDUS houses faculties of medicine, science, economics, law and philosophy, and offers a modern curriculum for 17,000 students. Currently, the university employs 2.294 people in total and 581 at the faculty of science. UDUS is one of the leading German universities in plant sciences. Together with the University of Cologne and the MPIPZ, UDUS is part of the recently installed Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences. More…

 

Pawel Mikulski is the EpiTRAITS research fellow in the Schubert group, click to find out more him and his project.