Lam-Son Phan Tran
- Ph.D., Szent Istvan University, Hungary
- Researcher, Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
- Senior Researcher, Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
- STA Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Bacteriology Laboratory, Division of Microbiology, National Food Research Institute, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
- JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbial Cell Biology, Graduate School of Biological Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
- JIRCAS Fellow, Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
- Special Researcher, Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
- Senior Research Scientist, Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Division of Plant Science, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
- Unit Leader, Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Plant Science Center
- Unit Leader, Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)
OutlineThe population of the earth is rapidly increasing, setting food security one of the major issues in the world, especially in developing countries. Additionally, climate changes also put a great burden on food production. Environmental stresses, such as drought, high salinity, soil erosion and pollutants are the factors affecting yield and stability of crop production, thereby threatening sustainable agriculture. Our unit has interest in (i) studying the roles of plant growth regulators, including various hormones and polyamines, and their interactions in abiotic stress responses, as well as (ii) translational genomics aiming to enhance crop productivity under adverse environmental stress conditions.
- Molecular elucidation of signaling molecules in plant responses to drought, salt and heavy metal stresses
- Mechanisms controlling nitrogen fixation in legumes under drought and phosphorus deficiency
- Functional genomics of food crops for improvement of crop productivity in adverse conditions
- Model of relationship among CKs, ABA and abiotic stress response.
- Upon abiotic stress, IPT gene expression is reduced, leading to decrease in CK contents. The stress-induced ABA levels also downregulate expression of AtIPT genes which causes further decrease in CK contents. Due to a reduction of CK content, the inhibitory effect of CK signaling on the expression of stress responsive genes is alleviated (dotted bar), leading to enhanced plant survival.