University of Belgrade

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Modulation of antioxidative metabolism in plants for improvement of plant abiotic stress tolerance and identification of new biomarkers for application in remediation and monitoring of degraded biotopes

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Project ID III43010
Project Title Modulation of antioxidative metabolism in plants for improvement of plant abiotic stress tolerance and identification of new biomarkers for application in remediation and monitoring of degraded biotopes

Project Leader Dr Sonja Veljović Jovanović, research professor, IMSI, University of Belgrade
IMSI Status Manages the project

Financial Source Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Category of Project Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (III)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Climate and environmental changes, often originating from anthropogenic activities, are so rapid nowadays, that they likely override the adaptive potential of plants and their symbionts by promoting oxidative stress, which results in growth inhibition and cell death. Contemporary investigations of plant tolerance to abiotic stresses such as toxic metals, UV-B radiation, high light and temperatures, water deficit, etc. demand new tools and approaches to understand antioxidative responses of plants, such as genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, electrochemical, and EPR methods.

Analysis of degraded land, as well as risk assessments are base in bioremediation with flowering and woody plants and their simbionts.This integrated study on the effects of oxidative stress in plants will provide new knowledge about the mechanism of tolerance to abiotic stress, as well as the fenomena of \\\"cross-tolerance\\\" and acquired systemic tolerance, which would be a basis for the development of new methods for monitoring of the bioremediation process.

The project will be carried out through four sub-projects, with 22 researchers from 7 institutions and 5 foreign researchers. Beside obtaining new knowledge about the mechanisms of antioxidant response of wild plant species, the final goal of this project is the use of these plants and their symbionts as pioneering species on damaged soils, and also identification of new biomarkers in assessment of pollution and introduction of new methods for modulation of gene expression in order to improve the system tolerance of selected plants and they are use in the re-cultivation.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.01.2011.   To: 31.12.2014.

 

PARTNERS

 

►University Educons, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia

►Institute of General and Physical Chemistry, Belgrade

►Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade

►Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade

►Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

►Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►IZBIS, Belgrade

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr Sonja Veljović Jovanović, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
2.
Dr Aleksandra Mitrović, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
3.
Dr Žaklina Marjanović, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
4.
Dr Jelena Bogdanović Pristov, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
5.
Dr Aleksandar Savić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
6.
Dr Filis Morina, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
7.
Dr Marija Vidović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
8.
Sonja Milić Komić, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
9.
, IMSI, University of Belgrade
10.
Dr Igor Kostić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
11.
Ana Sedlarević Zorić, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
12.
& others.