The focus of SIREN’s network partners within this present project is to train young biologists in using integrated approaches to study and understand SIgnals and REgulatory Networks (SIREN) in early plant embryogenesis at their internationally acknowledged European research sites. The multidisciplinary, interface-oriented approach will give fundamental insight into the regulatory system of early plant embryogenesis and synthesize a plausible descriptive and predictive mathematical model.
SIREN’s network partners together represent the European critical mass in plant embryogenesis research and now join their knowledge and different technologies such as flow-sorting and microarray technology, sensitive proteomics technology, high-throughput mRNA ISH technology and SPIM microscopy within an exclusive technological platform. Additionally, the recent identification of a number of key regulators of early embryogenesis, create for the first time a situation where early plant embryogenesis can be deeply and systematically investigated.
SIREN’s partners will combine a wide range of recently developed modern methods synergistically, generating a truly integrated, multidisciplinary and intersectoral approach. Knowledge gained from studying these questions will be of high interest and value for a wide range of plant biologists as well as for agro-industry in optimizing plant biomass. And last but not least, SIREN’s trainees will get an excellent career perspective through the wide range of technical and methodical skills and knowledge learnt within SIREN.



Applicant Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany
Coordinator Prof. Gerd Jürgens, ZMBP, Department for Developmental Genetics
Number of partners 8 Institutions=Contractors from Austria, England, France, Germany and The Netherlands
PUNKT's responsibilities Taking care over compliance with the project budget, legal requirements such as reporting, deliverables, deadlines and intellectual property rights. Leading the project concerning all administrative (financial, legal, organisational) issues. Planning, organising and leading the consortium meetings and make sure that project results are disseminated in the most original way to the appropriate audience.
Status on-going