My research activities cover the following aspects

- Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in germinating seeds.


- Role of light and elements of light signaling pathway in seed-related processes.


- Protein turnover in seeds (including regulation of translation and degradation of proteins).


- Germination and seed dormancy – with a focus on Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), protein oxidation and its interactions with hormones (ie ethylene), light signalling and proteasome.

- Cell wall modifications during endosperm weakening and embryo growth

- Oxidative stress and antioxidant system in plants

- Post-translational modifications of proteins (ie oxidation, phosphorylation) in desiccation tolerance of resurrection plants

- Physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of allelopathy.