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Alex Van Moerkercke

Post-doctoral fellow | PhD

I am a postdoctoral researcher from Belgium working in the Molecular Cell Biology unit. My research interest focuses on plant hormone signalling, plant specialised metabolism, metabolic engineering and (transcriptional) regulation of stress responses in plants.

For my PhD at the Plant Physiology group of the University of Amsterdam, I studied regulation and cell biology of floral scent (volatile benzenoid and phenylpropanoid) biosynthesis in Petunia. I then returned to Belgium with a European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) long-term fellowship to the VIB-Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University. Here, I studied the transcriptional and hormonal (jasmonate) regulation of monoterpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis in the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus and triterpenoid biosynthesis in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Currently, I am focussing on early signalling responses (hormonal crosstalk, receptors) and regulatory mechanisms (transcriptional regulation, posttranscriptional regulation, signalling) to touch in Arabidopsis. For this, we mainly mind genome-scale RNA-Seq data sets in combination with Chip-Seq and proteomic data analyses in different stress situations and relevant mutant lines, to identify key players in touch response.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

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Alex Van Moerkercke
E-mail: alex [dot] van_moerkercke [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Postdoctoral fellow

Molecular Cell Biology

+46 46 222 49 49


Sölvegatan 35, Lund


Research group

Plant Biology



Postdoc host

Olivier Van Aken