Identification of interaction partners and substrates of a CDK/cyclin complex involved in the light-dependent cell cycle onset in diatoms.

01 October 2015 → 30 April 2016
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Phaeodactylum tricornutum cycling light cell cycle diatoms
Project description

Diatom cell division is light-dependent. Recently, a specific cyclin was identified that coordinates cell division with light. Via biochemical and molecular approaches we aim to identify and characterize interactors and substrates of this cyclin. The results should shed new light on how this cyclin functions as a gatekeeper to regulate the light-dependent cell cycle onset in diatoms.