Cell Physiology Department

Research in Kristina’s group

Research in our laboratory mainly focuses on the transcription on  mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes and on post-transcriptional  processes in these energy-converting organelles. Most of our work is  done using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Our research uses

  • Transgenic plants for reverse-genetic approaches
  • Various techniques for high- and low-throughput analyses of organelle transcripts and for transcript   end mapping
  • differential RNA sequencing (dRNA-Seq) and nascent transcript sequencing (GRO-Seq, 5’ GRO-Seq)
  • Cell fractionation techniques
  • In organello assays for monitoring mitochondrial transcription and translation
  • Native PAGE and respiration assays for studying the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation system

Currently funded projects