Areas of Expertise:
Functional Plant Biology, Gene Regulatory Networks, Stress Tolerance, Autophagy Genomics
I am Group Leader of the cooperative research group 'Stress Control Networks' at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany and Associate Professor at the Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen Instituut Biologie Leiden (IBL Plant Sciences & Natural Products) at Leiden University.
My group at the MPI focuses on understanding the signaling mechanisms that trigger responses to environmental stress and unravelling the cellular processes through which plants counteract stress, with the aim to control plant tolerance to secure global food supply.
Being a member of AGYA gives me a chance not only to improve my domain and scientific skills, but provides a platform for developing and implementing interdisciplinary research at an international level which is highly desirable for the benefit of the society. I strongly believe that the membership of the AGYA offers me an opportunity in forwarding my scientific knowledge and achievements towards societal needs, e.g. by breeding stress-tolerant or high-yielding crop plants that grow in unfavourable environments.
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Energy, Water and Environment
- 2016 - 2020: Principal Investigator of a project funded by DFG, Sonderforschungsbereich/Cooperative Research Centre 973 "Priming and memory of organismic responses to stress"
- 2013 - 2016: Project funded by DFG (BA 4769/2-1): "Functional analysis of the role of Arabidopsis NAC transcription factor JUNGBRUNNEN1 (JUB1) in GA and BR signalling"
- 2012 - 2016 (Phase 2): Project funded by DFG, Forschergruppe FOR 948: Nitrogen uptake, metabolism and remobilization in leaves during plant senescence
|2019 -||Since May 2019, Salma Balazadeh is Associate Professor at the Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen Instituut Biologie Leiden (IBL Plant Sciences & Natural Products) at Leiden University. She will keep her research group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam.|
|2017 -||Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology; Potsdam, Germany|
|2016||Habilitation in Molecular Plant Physiology (Dr. rer. nat. habil), Faculty of Science, University of Potsdam; Germany|
|2010 - 2016||Group Leader, Cooperative Research Group "Gene Regulatory Networks", Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology; Potsdam, Germany|
|2008||Post-doc Research Assistant, University of Potsdam; Germany|
|2008||PhD in Molecular Plant Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and University of Potsdam; Germany|
|2004||MSc, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Tehran; Iran|
- Allu A. D., Brotman Y., Xue G-P., & Balazadeh, S. (2016). Transcription factor ANAC032 modulates JA/SA signalling in response to Pseudomonas syringae infection. EMBO Rep. 17: 1578-1589.
- Sedaghatmehr, M., Müller-Röber, B., & Balazadeh, S. (2016). The plastid metalloprotease FtsH6 and small heat shock protein HSP21 jointly regulate thermomemory in Arabidopsis. Nature Commun. 7: 12439.
- Shahnejat-Bushehri, S., Tarkowska, D., Sakuraba, S., & Balazadeh, S. (2016). Arabidopsis NAC transcription factor JUB1 regulates GA/BR metabolism and signalling. Nature Plants, 2: 16013.
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