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[2019 Spring Life Sciences & IBB Seminar]
▶Subject: Plant innate immunity: from the plasma membrane to the field
▶Speaker: Prof. Cyril Zipfel (Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Zürich)
▶Date: 4:15PM/Mar. 22(Fri.)/2019
▶Place: Auditorium(1F), Postech Biotech Center
Cell surface receptor kinases are essential to perceive extracellular stimuli and to modulate cellular outputs during growth and development, as well as in response to environmental challenges. In plants, cell surface-localised pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) involved in ‘non-self’ innate immune perception are receptor kinases, or are part of heteromeric receptor kinase complexes. In my presentation, I will present our recent work that shed light on the molecular mechanisms that control the formation and activation of plant PRR complexes leading to downstream immune responses. If time permits, I will also illustrate how the use of plant PRRs represents a promising biotechnological tool to engineer broad-spectrum and potentially durable disease resistance in crops.
▶Inquiry: Kee Hoon Sohn (279-2357)
* This seminar will be given in English.
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