Team Alisdair Fernie

  • Alisdair Fernie

    Alisdair Fernie leads the Central Metabolism Group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology. His research group focuses on understanding the coordination of energy metabolism and assimilate partitioning as well …

  • Laise Rosado de Souza

    Laise Rosado-Souza is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Central Metabolism Workgroup of Alisdair Fernie at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. She is interested in understanding how metabolism changes …

  • David Barbosa Medeiros

    David is a Postdoc in Alisdair Fernie’s Group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. David’s research interests focus on guard cell metabolism and metabolic regulation of photosynthesis. Within the CASS …

  • José G. Vallarino

    José G. Vallarino is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Central Metabolism Workgroup of Alisdair Fernie at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. His research focuses on understanding the genetics underpinning metabolic regulation with respect to source-sink interaction.

Alisdair Fernie

Alisdair Fernie leads the Central Metabolism Group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology. His research group focuses on understanding the co-ordination of energy metabolism and assimilate partitioning as well as understanding the genetics underpinning metabolic regulation. Forward and reverse genetics coupled with metabolomics and yield physiology are the research tools used in these studies – which additionally aim at determining which reactions are canalized and which display environmental plasticity. With respect to source-sink interactions, most research in the laboratory is carried out on cassava, tomato and common bean.

Source-to-sink interaction | Metabolic Regulation |Tomato |Cassava |Common bean

Team

Laise Rosado de Souza

Laise Rosado-Souza is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Central Metabolism Workgroup of Alisdair Fernie at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. She is interested in understanding how metabolism changes upon environmental and metabolic perturbations using model plants and crops. Within the CASS project she is exploring metabolic variation and flexibility in cassava varieties and transgenic lines.

Metabolic flexibility | Natural variation | Source-sink interaction | Arabidopsis | Cassava

David Barbosa Medeiros

David is a Postdoc in Alisdair Fernie’s Group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. David’s research interests focus on guard cell metabolism and metabolic regulation of photosynthesis. Within the CASS project, David is investigating the source-sink metabolic changes.

Photosynthesis | Stomatal regulation | Source-sink interactions | Metabolic Regulation

José G. Vallarino

José G. Vallarino is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Central Metabolism Workgroup of Alisdair Fernie at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. His research focuses on understanding the genetics underpinning metabolic regulation with respect to source-sink interaction. He is working with a wide range of “System biology” approaches, including high throughput- Omics, use of bioinformatics tools and mathematical models in order to develop, testing and applying novel-constraint models that predicts the capacity of the metabolic networks of different plant tissues.

Source-to-sink interaction | Metabolic Regulation |Tomato |Cassava |Berries