Salma Balazadeh

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Salma Balazadeh
  • Biology

Areas of Expertise:
Functional plant biology; Gene regulatory networks; Stress tolerance; Autophagy genomics

Membership:
2014 - 2019

Contact

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

Am Mühlenberg 1
14476 Potsdam
Germany

+49 331 567 8352
balazadeh(at)mpimp-golm.mpg.de
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About me

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.