University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street
Cambridge CB2 1LR
I joined the Leyser group at SLCU in January 2015. Before that, I was doing my PhD in the Friml group, in the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology (PSB), UGent Belgium. My work was focused on finding new players involved in polar auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana using a chemical genomics approach.
My research focuses on answering the question of how plants can change their development in response to different environmental inputs, which is called developmental plasticity. We are interested in finding its genetic basis, and in understanding how different genotypes can tune their development to similar environmental conditions. As a model system, we are studying the response of Arabidopsis shoot branching to different nitrogen supplies.
Dai M, Zhang C, Kania U, Chen F, Xue Q, McCray T, Li G, Qin G, Wakeley M, Terzaghi W, Wan J, Zhao Y, Xu J, Friml J, Deng XW, Wang H (2012) A PP6-type phosphatase holoenzyme directly regulates PIN phosphorylation and auxin efflux in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24: 2497-514
Baster P, Robert S, Kleine-Vehn J, Vanneste S, Kania U, Grunewald W, De Rybel B, Beeckman T, Friml J (2013) SCF(TIR1/AFB)-auxin signalling regulates PIN vacuolar trafficking and auxin fluxes during root gravitropism. EMBO J 32: 260-274
Gadeyne A, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Vanneste S, Di Rubbo S, Zauber H, Vanneste K, Van Leene J, De Winne N, Eeckhout D, Persiau G, Van De Slijke E, Cannoot B, Vercruysse L, Mayers JR, Adamowski M, Kania U, Ehrlich M, Schweighofer A, Ketelaar T, Maere S, Bednarek SY, Friml J, Gevaert K, Witters E, Russinova E, Persson S, De Jaeger G, Van Damme D (2014) The TPLATE adaptor complex drives clathrin-mediated endocytosis in plants. Cell 156(4):691-704
Kania U, Fendrych M, Friml J (2014) Polar delivery in plants; commonalities and differences to animal epithelial cells. Open Biol.4(4):140017