Biennial WeigelWorld Retreat Bad Urach 2019

Focus: Local adaptation of hosts and their pathogen

Over two days, we discussed strategies how to best learn the scale of local adaptation in host-pathogen interactions, and how to understand its evolutionary and molecular foundations. Central focus was our PathodopsisRead the rest

Tübinger Fenster für Forschung, May 24

Detlef to speak about genome editing in plants

The Tübinger Fenster für Forschung (TÜFFF) will offer insights into local cutting edge research. It’s open to all members of the public, and all ages. We’ll participate with hands-on demonstrations and a … Read the rest

Recent WeigelWorld grad Moi to start his own lab

Moi will start his own group at the Carnegie Institution

Moi, who obtained his PhD from WeigelWorld last year, will join the Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution as a staff associate in the summer of 2019. Moi … Read the rest

Out in eLife: Balancing selection in Capsella

Long-term balancing selection drives evolution of immunity genes in Capsella

Koenig et al., eLife 2019;8:e43606 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.43606

Genetic drift is expected to remove polymorphism from populations over long periods of time, with the rate of polymorphism loss being accelerated when … Read the rest

Cell-type specific RNA-seq and ChIP-seq

Phloem companion cell-specific transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses identify MRF1, a novel regulator of flowering

You et al. Plant Cell DOI:

The phloem plays essential roles in source-to-sink relationship and in long-distance communication to coordinate growth and development throughout the … Read the rest