The PLAMORF consortium consists of three research groups:

Friedrich Kragler, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Golm, Germany

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Julia Kehr, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Richard Morris, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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PLAMORF combines the complementary expertise of the three groups covering the fields of plant cell biology / cellular transport (Kragler), single cell analysis (Kragler and Kehr), protein structure-function and phloem composition analysis (Kehr), and mathematical modelling and communication / information theory (Morris). This will lead to mathematical predictions for RNA mobility and their impact on gene regulatory networks function (Morris), which will be tested by in vivo assays (Kragler and Kehr).

PLAMORF members are experts in mRNA transport, innovative grafting approaches combined with RNA-seq analysis of mobile transcripts in A. thaliana, in vivo localisation and imaging, RNA signalling in Brassica, single cell analysis, the identification and functional analysis of phloem RNAs, proteins and RNP complexes, and last but not least have excellent skills in bioinformatics and modelling.