Catabolism is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units to release energy. These pathways range from hydrolysis of a certain type of chemical bonds in a specific location within protein or other biomolecule to a massive recycling of cellular constituents by autophagy or during execution of cell death. We are interested in the mechanisms and functions of catabolic processes during plant development, aging and stress response at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels.
Our current work revolves around four broad and interconnected themes:
To advance these themes we combine expertise in cell, chemical and molecular biology with that in bioinformatics and structural biology.
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