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PhD defense

Yumeng Chen: Characterization of a putative cytokinin transporter-Purine Permease (PUP) in Lotus japonicus

PhD defence, Friday 22 March 2019. Yumeng Chen.

Yumeng Chen

During her studies, Yumeng Chen researched the functional identification of a putative cytokinin transporter-Purine Permease (PUP) in Lotus japonicus. One of the 16 LjPUPs was selected to be the main object in this study. Yumeng Chen studied how does this LjPUP-LjPUP1 transport active cytokinin and how does the variable cytokinin sink regulated by LjPUP1 influence nodule organogenesis in L. japonicus.

The new research findings contribute to the further understanding of regulatory mechanism of cytokinin transport in maintaining cytokinin homeostasis in plant development.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday 22 March 2019 at 13:00
Place: : AU Conference Center, Meeting Room 2, First floor, Building 1421, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: Characterizing the role of cytokinin transport in Lotus japonicus nodule development
Contact information: Yumeng Chen, e-mail: yumengc@mbg.au.dk, tel.: +45 52742509
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Anja Theo Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Research Scientist Krzysztof Szczyglowski, Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada, Canada
Associate Professor Knud Erik Larsen (chair), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Jens Stougaard, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor:
Dr. Dugald Reid, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.