Prof. Slawomir Borek

Assistant Professor ,Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Currently my research is connected with autophagy triggered by sugar starvation in embryonic axes of lupin germinating seeds. I pay special attention to investigation of regulatory function of asparagine in degradation of autophagic bodies, and on investigation of pexophagy (autophagic degradation of peroxisomes). The second topic of my research is an investigation of the accumulation and the breakdown of storage compounds in developing and germinating lupin seeds. In particular I am interested in regulation of lipid metabolism, but also protein and starch metabolism is taken under consideration. First of all I investigate the regulatory function of sucrose, asparagine and nitrate.