Description of Research Group

The Research group focus on evolution of adaptation to temperate climate in grasses. The grass family is the most important plant family in the world and contain species like maize, rice, wheat and barley. This plant family alone provide more than 50% of the world populations calorie intake. Our interest is in the Pooideae subfamily which dominate the grass flora in the Northern temperate regions. In northern parts of Europe, Asia and America more than 90% of the grasses belong to this subfamily. In our projects we study different aspects of adaptations to temperate regions and how they have evolved in the subfamily to facilitate the transition from tropical to temperate regions.

Technology, expertise and equipment

Expertise in plants, adaptation and evolution. Expertise in bridging statistics, genetics and proteomics using techniques such as qPCR, sequencing, western blotting and MS-based proteomics.