Schulman Lab

The Schulman lab functions as a joint endeavor of the HiLife Institute of Biotechnology and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). We apply genomics, genetics, physiology and cell biology to understand the processes of plant genome dynamics, and exploit genome structural knowledge to develop tools and know-how for plant breeding. We are particularly interested in the role of retrotransposons in genome structure and evolution and in their epigenetic interaction with genes. We identify and characterize genes for stress and disease resistance and resilience, as well as for end-use quality.
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News and Twitter

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Organic food is not safer, healthier or better for the planet, despite savvy marketing telling us otherwise.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Facing increasing demands for food, high-tech farming innovations could bring us higher yields. @kevinfoltatwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Crop adaptation to climate change as a consequence of long-term breeding rdcu.be/cpRaH https://t.co/pip3EH52D2

Not only one, but 2 lentil genomes in a @biorxiv_plants preprint! Genomic rearrangements have consequences for int… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…