Plant Evolutionary Cell Biology - AG Naegele
Range boundaries of plant species are shaped by environmental factors like temperature, light, humidity and soil water content. These factors significantly affect plant evolution, development and ecology. To promote our understanding of how plants acclimate to a changing environment, our research focuses on the quantitative analysis of metabolic regulation. We apply a combination of experimental and theoretical methods to develop quantitative models of plant metabolism. Experimental data on photosynthesis, subcellular metabolite concentrations, protein levels and enzyme activities are used to develop mathematical models wich enable the prediction of plant growth in a changing environment.