The lecture is organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Department of Biological Sciences of the NAS of Belarus, the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of the NAS of Belarus, and the Belarusian Public Association of Photobiologists and Biophysicists.
Igor A. Tarchevsky is a famous Russian scientist in the field of plant physiology and biochemistry. He put forward and grounded the concept of nonspecific changes in the photosynthetic metabolism of carbon under stress. Currently, he directs the research on the functioning of the main signal systems of plant cells responsible for adapting plants to unfavorable climatic conditions and for the immunity formation against pathogens.
In his report, Igor A. Tarchevsky will tell about the way cells perceive signals about the attack of pathogenic microorganisms. Salicylic acid is one of the key factors of phytoimmunity which "turns on" the implementation of the plant's defensive strategy. It causes the synthesis of antipathogenic proteins and proteins that increase the cells stability itself. Pathogenic microorganisms, in their turn, tend to neutralize these proteins. It became known thanks to the improvement of research methods and widespread use of mutant and transgenic plants.
Lecture of Igor A. Tarchevsky is addressed to scientists, specialists, graduate and post-graduate students, students and scholars and will be held on April 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at 1 Akademičnaja vul., assembly hall (4th floor).