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Stanislav Kopriva

Botanical Institute and Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), University of Cologne, Germany

Stanislav Kopriva
Natural variation in nutrient homeostasis in Arabidopsis and beyond

Stanislav Kopriva graduated in Biochemistry in Prague. He then moved to the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany to work on glycine decarboxylase in Flaveria plants, for which he received his PhD from the Martin Luther University Halle in 1996. He worked as a postdoctoral assistant at the Institute of Plant Science, University of Bern, Switzerland and afterwards in the Institute of Tree Physiology, University of Freiburg, Germany with a focus on sulfur metabolism. In 2004 he moved as project leader to the John Innes Institute Norwich, UK and in 2013 he was appointed as Professor of Plant Biochemistry at the Botanical Institute University of Cologne. He is currently the deputy speaker of the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences, CEPLAS.

His research contributes to a deeper understanding of plant mineral nutrition, its integration with plant metabolism and development, and mechanisms of response to environmental cues, which is essential to underpin development of new crop varieties producing high yields with low input of fertilisers. The program addresses key issues connected with sulfur nutrition, including synthesis of a range of sulfur-containing natural products with health benefits. His research combines biochemical and genetic approaches and utilizes natural variation for discovery of mechanisms controlling variation in plant nutrition traits.