Ida Marie Johannessen
For my master degree and now my PhD I work to investigate gene regulation and the function of certain genes. The main methods I use are PCR, real-time PCR and SNP analysis on genetic material from the well known plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Recently our research group has included the closely related species Arabidopsis arenosa and Arabidopsis lyrata in our studies to investigate post-zygotic hybridization barriers in plants. Projects:
Main project: The developmental basis of post-zygotic hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis
- MADS box type I transcription factors
- The role of RNA directed DNA methylation (RdDM) in regulation of MADS box type I transcription factors
Master thesis entitled: The role of small RNA in imprinting of MADS box type I transcription factors.