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Additional membership in the section Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
|Year of election:||2010|
|Section:||Genetics/Molecular Biology and Cell Biology|
Main research interests: plant molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology
Ralph Bock and his co-workers have made seminal contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms and regulation of gene expression in chloroplasts. The Bock group has developed tools and technologies to genetically engineer the genome of higher plant chloroplasts and pioneered their application in functional genomics, photosynthesis research and plant biotechnology.
In groundbreaking studies on experimental genome evolution, Bock and his co-workers also succeeded in reconstructing endosymbiotic gene transfer processes in laboratory experiments and discovered a path for horizontal gene transfer between plants.
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