Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Functional Plant Biology, Gene Regulatory Networks, Stress Tolerance, Genomics
I am Group Leader of the cooperative research group "Gene Regulatory Networks" at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany. My group focuses on studying the signalling pathways and gene networks controlled by transcription factors that regulate plant aging and senescence, which are most relevant for the plant´s nutrient economy, and the response to environmental stresses with the aim to control plant tolerance to secure global food supply.
Being a member of the 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
- 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: Co-applicant of a project funded by DFG, Sonderforschungsbereich/ Cooperative Research Centre 973 “Priming and memory of organismic responses to stress”
- 2012 - 2016 (Phase 2): Project funded by DFG, Forschergruppe FOR 948: Nitrogen uptake, metabolism and remobilization in leaves during plant senescence
|2016||Habilitation in Molecular Plant Physiology (Dr. rer. nat. habil), Faculty of Science, University of Potsdam; Germany|
|2010-||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., in press.
- Sedaghatmehr, M., Mueller-Roeber, B., & Balazadeh, S. (2016). The plastid metalloprotease FtsH6 and small heat shock protein HSP21 jointly regulate thermomemory in Arabidopsis. Nature Commun., in press.
- 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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