The main focus of our lab is to characterize the molecular mechanisms of stress signaling in plants in connection with plant nutrition, heavy metals, abiotic stresses, as well as their transcriptomic and post-transcriptomic regulations under these conditions.

Our research topics include:   

1. Plant nutrition and heavy metals
2. Metal uptake and distribution in plants
3. Stress physiology in plants
4. Molecular mechanisms of stress signaling in plants
5. Genetic improvement of plants 
6. Regulation of RNA polymerase II and transcription (under abiotic stresses)
7. Regulation of miRNA production/processing in environmental stresses
8. Molecular ecophysiology of environmental stresses
9. Bio-fortification of plants and functional foods
10. Plant factories