BEIER, Pascal Marcel
Plant mechanical adaption to environmental stress
Department of Biological Sciences, Cell Structure and Function
The adaption of P. patens and A. thaliana to microgravity and other extreme conditions.
|Field||Basic Biology, Plant Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular Biology|
|Keyword||Biomechanics, Cell wall, Osmotic pressure, Micropillar, Microfluidics|
Introduction of Research
Plants are exposed to an everchanging environment and are therefore masters of adaption. I am interested in the ability of plants to adapt to extreme stress conditions like microgravity, mechanical stress etc. To better understand how a plant can grow under these conditions it is necessary to better understand the mechanical responses of a plant. For this purpose I currently started to analyze the mechanical properties of plants in response to stress. Current cooperations include researchers from mechanical engineering, chemistry and mathematics. The goal of these cooperations is the establishment of microdevices that enable us to to measure the changes in a variety of conditions.
My research started in the area of plant nutrition in crop plants, while I know try to understand the mechanical adaption of model plants under extreme conditions.
|Academic background||2018 Ph.D. Tohoku University|
2018 Post-doc, Osaka Prefecture University
2019 Specially appointed Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2021 Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University
|Affiliated academic society||The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition|
|Room address||Science Building 5 5-602|