NWO Vici grant 2018 (€ 1.500.000) for research on "Seeds4Ever: Protection of stored mRNAs to ensure seed survival. How do seed stored mRNAs survive?"

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Description

Seeds are able to germinate after many years of storage. For this germination the translation of seed stored mRNAs into proteins is essential. The major question of this proposal is how seed stored mRNAs can survive these long storage times as, generally, mRNAs have very short survival times.
OrganisationsThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

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seeds
storage time
germination
proteins