Center for Plant Molecular Biology

Research Group Gronnier
Spatial and temporal regulation of cell-surface signaling, from the nanoscale to the organism.

Contact
Dr. Julien Gronnier

Group Leader NanoSignaling Lab

ZMBP Universität Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
D-72076 Tübingen
Germany

Tel: +49-7071-2974608; Fax: +49-7071-295042
e-mail: julien.gronnierspam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

Twitter: @NanoSignaling

 

Research Interests

 

Living organisms evolved sophisticated surveillance systems to monitor and adapt to changes in their environment. Our group uses multi-disciplinary approaches in genetics, biochemistry, and live-cell super-resolution microscopy to decipher fundamental aspects of the regulation of cell surface signaling in plants. Lipids and proteins are dynamically organized into diverse membrane nano-environments giving rise to fluid molecular patchworks. In plants, these structures are named nanodomain. We address how plasma membrane nano-environments are formed, how they orchestrate signaling and how regulatory mechanisms and associated functions evolved.