Dr. Stefan de Folter

The de Folter group is studying flower and fruit development mainly in the model species Arabidopsis. We study genes and gene groups that affect the normal course of development when their expression is affected, investigating their function using different molecular and genetic strategies. Furthermore, the involvement of hormones during development and patterning, especially cytokinins, is also investigated. We want to generate new knowledge that helps the integration of these factors in known networks that guide and coordinate gynoecium and fruit development. The group is composed of an international collaborative team of Post Docs, PhD students and Master students.