Unraveling molecular mechanisms regulating growth under mild osmotic stress through the identification of chemical compounds using quantitative plant phenotyping

01 October 2014 → 31 December 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
plant phenotyping chemical genetics mild drought stress
Project description

The aim of this project is to unravel the molecular mechanisms regulating plant growth inhibition upon mild osmotic stress by combining quantitative phenotyping and chemical genetics. A high-throughput imaging platform will allow to identify small molecules positively affecting shoot growth under mild osmotic stress. Promising compounds will then be used as chemical tools to study molecular mechanisms.