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Kasper Røjkjær Andersen

  • Kasper Røjkjær Andersens gruppe (2.12.2021)

Structural and functional basis for cell-surface receptor signaling

Kasper Røjkjær Andersen leads a research group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University studying the signaling mechanisms that permit plants to accommodate symbiotic microorganisms. His team is investigating how cell-surface receptors initiate signaling that allows microbes to interact and colonise plant roots. The goal is to understand how plants and microbes communicate and uncover the downstream signaling pathways and sequence of events enabling symbiosis between plants and beneficial bacteria and fungi using structural biology, biochemistry and genetic approaches. Our long-term goal is to obtain sufficient knowledge to rationally engineer nitrogen-fixing symbiosis into cereals.

If you are interested in our work and would like to join the group, please contact Kasper Røjkjær Andersen (kra@mbg.au.dk).