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Dr. Aleš Soukup Presents Rooted To The Spot

  • In Sciences
  • 16 Apr 2018 - 11:59am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 16,445
Dr. Aleš Soukup (L) interacts with Staff and Students from the Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, CoNAS during his visit to Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Dr. Aleš Soukup made a scientific presentation on 12th April 2018 at the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University. In the presentation entitled: “Rooted to the spot – root system structure, function and development" Dr. Soukup clarified that his research is mostly centred on developmental biology, histology and anatomy but less in molecular biology which is a focus of another research group at his Department of Experimental Plant Biology. He provided an insight into how lateral roots develop in plants with details of how different growing conditions in the field and hydroponics influence plant growth. Different genes are also down regulated or up regulated in the site of lateral roots development, using the example of the standard model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

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