The research in our group aims at understanding how plants regulate their translation to properly develop and respond to the environment. To address this question, we are combining molecular biology tools as well as translation-specific techniques, such as TRAP-seq, polysome profiles, and Ribo-seq.
We are currently focused on two main lines. On the one hand, and using Arabidopsis as model, decipher the role that the translation machinery, ribosomal proteins and translation factors, plays in gene-specific translation regulation. On the other hand, using tomato and Nicotiana, characterize the translational landscape of the plant-virus interaction.