Iva Mozgová Lab

Epigenetic mechanisms underlie plant responses to environmental conditions - both the rapid, short-term acclimation responses, as well as the more long-term responses, such as modulation of cell fate and development. We are interested in the Polycomb repressive complexes (PRCs) - the evolutionarily conserved histone-modifying protein complexes that control developmental phase transitions by repressing genes that are not needed at a particular time in a particular cell. We focus on the seed-to-seedling transition in flowering plants and the role of PRCs in appropriate responses to environmental conditions. We ask how PRC2 composition and function evolved from its emergence in early eukaryotes to the current state.

Open positions

POSTDOC WET LAB: We are looking for a postdoc to join a collaborative project aiming to understand the conservation of PRC2 function between Arabidopsis thaliana and green algal models.
DEADLINE for applications: Dec 31 2023
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01/2020 – 12/2024 Fellowship Lumina quaeruntur, Czech Academy of Sciences, Iva Mozgová
01/2019 – 12/2023 ERC CZ, Czech Academy of Sciences, Iva Mozgová
06/2019 – 10/2021 INTER-COST, LTC19050, MEYS, Iva Mozgová
01/2016 – 12/2018 GACR Junior grant, 16-08423Y, Czech Science Foundation, Iva Mozgová

Funding obtained by postdocs

2023 - 2024 ERA Fellowship to Rafał Krela
2023 - 2024 MSCA-CZ to Fatemeh Aflaki
2021 - 2023 MSCA-IF to Mingxi Zhou
2021 - 2023 MSCA-IF to Ahamed Khan (collaboration with Sara Farrona´s lab, NUI Galway, Ireland)

Funding obtained by students

2021 – 2022 GAJU (PhD student research grant), University of South Bohemia, Naseem Samo
2019 SGA (MSc student research grant), Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Kateřina Kabeláčová
2016 – 2017 GAJU (PhD student research grant), University of South Bohemia, Helena Hönig Mondeková

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We take part in

09/2020 – 09/2024 COST Action CA19125 CA19125 - EPIgenetic mechanisms of Crop Adaptation To Climate cHange (EPI-CATCH)
11/2017 – 11/2021 COST Action CA16212 Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits (INDEPTH)