We apply genomics, genetics, and cell biology to understand the processes of plant genome dynamics, and exploit genome structural knowledge to develop tools and know-how for plant breeding. We are particularly interested in the role of retrotransposons in genome structure and evolution and in their epigenetic interaction with genes. We identify and characterize genes for stress and disease resistance and resilience, as well as for end-use quality.
Research in the group forms several intertwined threads:
Alan Schulman, PhD, Docent
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE
P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +358 2 941 58867
Alan is a Principal Investigator/Group Leader at BI and Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology at LUKE Natural Resources Institute Finland (Alan's profile at Natural Resources Institute).