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Martin Balcerowicz

Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University (SLCU)

I am a plant molecular biologist with a major interest in plant development and its regulation by the environment. I gained first insight into this topic during my Diploma thesis work in the group of Joanna Putterill at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, studying flowering time regulation in Medicago truncatula, and later as a Ph.D. student and research associate in the group of Ute Hoecker at the University of Cologne, Germany, investigating light signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana. In 2016 joined the group of Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University (SLCU), UK, as an EMBO Long-term fellow to study temperature perception in plants. I remained at SLCU afterwards and am currently a research associate in the group of Alexander Jones, developing phytohormone biosensors.

As I scientist I am fascinated by the plasticity of plant development and how this is regulated by both intrinsic and environmental factors. My research focuses on how external signals such as light and temperature control plant shape, size and developmental progression – how are these signals perceived, which molecules are involved in the signalling process and how is a response to these signals generated? I employ genetic, genomic, protein-biochemical and molecular biology techniques to tackle these questions.

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Direct ETTIN-auxin interaction controls chromatin state in gynoecium development

André Kuhn, Sigurd Ramans Harborough, Heather M. McLaughlin, et al.



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Building customizable auto-luminescent luciferase-based reporters in plants

Arjun Khakhar, Colby Starker, James Chamness, et al.

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Plants with self-sustained luminescence

Tatiana Mitiouchkina, Alexander S. Mishin, Louisa Gonzalez Somermeyer, et al.



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Coordination of Tissue Cell Polarity by Auxin Transport and Signaling

Carla Verna, Sree Janani Ravichandran, Megan G. Sawchuk, et al.



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Plant photoreceptors and their signaling components compete for binding to the ubiquitin ligase COP1 using their VP-peptide motifs

Kelvin Lau, Roman Podolec, Richard Chappuis, et al.



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A SOSEKI-based coordinate system interprets global polarity cues in Arabidopsis

Saiko Yoshida, Alja van der Schuren, Maritza van Dop, et al.



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A histidine kinase gene is required for large radius root tip circumnutation and surface exploration in rice

Kevin R Lehner, Isaiah Taylor, Erin N McCaskey, et al.



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SOL1 and SOL2 Regulate Fate Transition and Cell Divisions in the Arabidopsis Stomatal Lineage

Abigail R Simmons, Kelli A Davies, Wanpeng Wang, et al.



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TTL proteins scaffold brassinosteroid signaling components at the plasma membrane to optimize signal transduction in plant cells

Vitor Amorim-Silva, Alvaro Garcia-Moreno, Araceli G Castillo, et al.



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Widespread inter-individual gene expression variability in Arabidopsis thaliana

Sandra Cortijo, Zeynep Aydin, Sebastian Ahnert, et al.



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