Yeast: metabolic adaptation to new environments
Changes in surrounding or environmental conditions bring changes within cells through alterations in gene expression and protein levels. When it comes to microorganisms, such changes may affect the vast majority of genes; yet the underlying mechanism of this plasticity remains largely unknown. The EU-funded MARY project aims to investigate the molecular pathways that enable environmental adaptation. Researchers will study yeast isolates that grow in different environmental niches, and with the help of metabolic models, they will decipher the gene expression changes that go hand in hand with adaptation. Apart from providing fundamental knowledge into the mechanism of cell adaptation, results will also have a profound impact on biotechnology, offering new opportunities for the manipulation of yeast.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
OX1 2JD Oxford
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