Research Center

Plant defense mechanisms and their regulation

Lenka Luhová, Marek Petřivalský, Lucie Kubienová, Jana Piterková, Jana Jahnová, Pavla Moricová, Tereza Tichá

  • Role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS, RNS) in defense responses during pathogenesis and mechanisms of plant resistance
  • Role of ROS and RNS in plant defense responses to selected abiotic stress factors (high temperature, heavy metals etc.)
  • Role of ROS and RNS during plant regeneration from protoplasts
  • Role of S-nitrosylation and S-nitrosoglutathione reductase in plant signaling pathways
  • Role of ROS and RNS in plant responses to microbial elicitors
  • Protein nitration and nitrosylation by RNS

 

Practical enzyme applications

Ludmila Zajoncová, Miroslav Jořenek

  • Biosensor development for determination of alpha-amylase in biological samples
  • Biosensor development for determination of chemical additives in food
  • Immobilization of enzymes on magnetic carriers (nano and microparticules) and their characterization and applications in biotechnology

 

Protein biochemistry and proteomics

Marek Šebela, David Kopečný, Vojtěch Franc, Jana Chalupová, Jiří Danihlík, Jan Frommel, Radka Končitíková

  • Enzymology, focused to enzymes of polyamine metabolism
  • Protein biochemistry and proteomics, focused to proteolytic enzymes and glycoproteins

 

Phytohormones

Petr Tarkowski, Pavel Jaworek

  • Analytical methods of phytohormone studies
  • Biosythesis of cytokinins, interaction auxins-cytokinins

 

Plant biotechnology

Petr Galuszka, Ivo Frébort, Mária Šmehilová

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of cytokinin oxidase in cereals