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Buzas Diana Mihaela

Affiliation
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Official title
Associate Professor
Sex
Female
KAKEN ID
00616229
URL
Email
 
Research fields
Genetics/Chromosome dynamics
Plant molecular biology/Plant physiology
Research keywords
Cellular memory
Flowering Locus C
DNA glycosylase
DNA demethylation
Polycomb and Tritorax group proteins
Research projects
2017 Joint Research Meeting National Institute of Genetics2017 -- 2017Diana Buzas, Ryo FujimotoCollaborative Research Meeting, National Institute of Genetics/280,000Yen
The DNA elements of vernalization insensitive gene 3 for quantitative and priming memory of cold2016 -- 2017Buzas Diana MihaelaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/新学術領域研究(研究領域提案型)8,200,000Yen
Role of a novel DNA demethylation enzyme in epigenetic memory2015 -- 2017Buzas Diana MihaelaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Kakenhi, WAKATE B4,290,000Yen
A consortium of plant epigenetisists in Japan- first meeting2015 -- 2015Buzas Diana MihaelaCollaborative research meeting, National Institute of Genetics/340,000Yen
Ecological study of winter memory in Brassicaceae2015 -- 2015Buzas Diana MihaelaCollaborative research, Center for Ecological Research Kyoto University/500,000Yen
Does mithocondria fine-tune nuclear epigenetic functions?2015 -- 2015Buzas Diana MihaelaTokyo Agricultural University/1,000,000Yen
Career history
1999-09 -- 1999-12Durham University Visiting Scientist
1998-07 -- 1998-10Romanian Academy Biochemistry Institute Research Scientist
2000-10 -- 2001-08The University of Queensland Visiting Scientist
2004-03 -- 2004-06The University of Queensland Tutor of Molecular Genetics
2005-09 -- 2005-12The University of Queensland Plant Biotechnology Laboratory Research Officer
2006-07 -- 2009-07Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia Plant Industry, Program X Postdoctoral Fellow
2009-09 -- 2011-09Nara Institute of Science and Technology JSPS Fellow
2011-09 -- 2013-06Nara Institute of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow
2013-06 -- 2014-03Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow
2014-04 -- 2015-03Yokohama City University Kihara Institute for Biological Research Assistant Professor
Academic background
2002-08 -- 2006-06The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) Biochemistry and Cell Biology Ph.D.Completed
1995-09 -- 2000-06The University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (Bucharest, Romania) Bachelor of Engineering HorticultureGraduated
Degree
2000-06Bachelor of Engineering HorticultureThe University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (Bucharest, Romania)
2006-06Biochemistry and Cell Biology Ph.D. The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Academic societies
2010-04 -- (current)THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGISTS
2012-04 -- (current)THE GENETICS SOCIETY OF JAPAN
Honors & Awards
2017/09GGS prize 2017
2012-09Best Paper Special Recognition Award 2012 (The 84th Annual Meeting of Genetics Society of Japan, September 24-26, Fukuoka)Recipient of the Best Paper Special Recognition Award
Articles
  • Mutants in the Fe-S biogenesis component AtDRE2 develop twin embryos and are defective in DNA demethylation in the vegetative phase
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Kinoshita Test
    Molecular Life, 2018-06
  • Capturing environmental plant memories in DNA, with a little help from chromatin
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Plant cell Physiology/58(8)/pp.1302-1312, 2017-06
  • Ecological study of epigenetic memory of winter in crucifers
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    京都大学生態学研究センター Newsletter No. 133, 2016-07
  • DRE2を介した核ゲノムのエピジェネティック制御
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; 木下 哲
    生物資源ゲノム解析拠点ニュースレター No.3, 2015
  • Long-distance signaling in nodulation directed by a CLAVATA1-like receptor kinase
    Searle IR; Men AE; Laniya TS; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Iturbe...
    Science, 2003-01
  • Transformation of Lotus japonicus using the herbicide resistance bar gene as a selectable marker
    Lohar DP; Schuller K; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Gresshoff PM; ...
    Journal of Experimental Botany, 2001-08
  • Promoter trapping in Lotus japonicus reveals novel root and nodule GUS expression domains
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Lohar D; Sato S; Nakamura Y; Tabata ...
    Plant Cell Physiology, 2005-08
  • Short- and long-distance control of root development by LjHAR1 during the juvenile stage of Lotus japonicus
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Gresshoff PM
    Journal of Plant Physiology, 2007-04
  • UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 26 is required for seed development and the repression of PHERES1 in Arabidopsis
    Luo M; Luo MZ; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Finnegan J; Helliwell...
    Genetics, 2008-09
  • Polycomb proteins regulate the quantitative induction of VERNALIZATION INSENSITIVE 3 in response to low temperatures
    Jean Finnegan E; Bond DM; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Goodrich J...
    Plant Journal, 2011-02
  • Transcription-dependence of histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation at the Arabidopsis polycomb target gene FLC
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Robertson M; Finnegan EJ; Helliwell CA
    Plant Journal, 2011-01
  • Vernalization-repression of Arabidopsis FLC requires promoter sequences but not antisense transcripts
    Helliwell CA; Robertson M; Finnegan EJ; Buzas Diana Mihae...
    PLoS One, 2011-06
  • FLC: A Hidden Polycomb Response Element Shows Up in Silence
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Tamada Y; Kurata T
    Plant Cell Physiology, 2012-05
  • The role of Arabidopsis thaliana NAR1, a cytosolic iron-sulfur cluster assembly component, in gametophytic gene expression and oxidative stress responses in vegetative tissue
    Nakamura M; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Kato A; Fujita M; Kurata...
    New Phytologist, 2013-09
  • Arabidopsis Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 binding sites contain putative GAGA factor binding motifs within coding regions of genes
    Deng W; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Ying H; Robertson M; Taylor ...
    BMC Genomics, 2013-08
  • Epigenetic role for the conserved Fe-S cluster biogenesis protein Dre2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Nakamura M; Kinoshita T
    PNAS, 2014-09
  • Emerging links between iron-sulfur clusters and 5-methylcytosine base excision repair in plants
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Genes & Genetic Systems/91(2)/pp.51-62, 2016
  • From the laboratory to the field: assaying histone methylation at FLOWERING LOCUS C in naturally growing Arabidopsis halleri
    Nishio H; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Nagano AJ; Suzuki Y; Sugan...
    Genes & Genetic Systems/91(1)/pp.15-26, 2016-07
Books
  • Integrated functional genomics to define the plant’s function in symbiotic nodulation
    Gressfoff PM; Stiller J; Maguire T; Lohar D; Ayanru S; Bu...
    CAB international Nitrogen fixation, 2002
  • Systemic regulation of nodulation by a leaf-controlled LRR-receptor kinase
    Gresshoff PM; Buzas Diana Mihaela; Titeki Laniya; Artem M...
    International Congress of Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, 2005
Conference, etc.
  • Vernalization upstream and downstream of FLC: from annuals to perennials and from lab to field
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Plant Epigenetics Consortium in Japan- second biannual meeting
  • Plant Epigenetics Consortium in Japan- second biannual meeting
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Plant Epigenetics Consortium in Japan- second biannual meeting/2017-08-31--2017-09-01
  • Quantitative and priming memory of cold at Vernalization Insensitive locus 3
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    International Symposium on Environmental Stress Adaptation & Memory in Plants/2017-02-27--2017-02-28
  • Uncovering biological roles of AtDRE2 as a cytosolic iron-sulfur biogenesis component and beyond
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    The Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Latest Advances in Plant Development & Environmental Responses/2016-11-29--2016-12-2
  • 35S::GUS gene expression in independent transgenic lines of Lotus japonicus
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Ion Nicolae; Peter Gresshoff; Simona...
    XXIX Annual Meeting of European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research/1999--1999
  • A promoter trap jumps into the ENOD40 spotlight; Second European Conference on model legumes
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Peter Gresshoff; Dasharath Lohar; Sh...
    Max Planck Institute Conference Berlin/2001--2001
  • Polycomb protein binding sites associated with distinct epigenetic states of a floral repressor in Arabidopsis
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Liz Dennis; Chris Helliwell
    Epigentics, Perth/2007-11-04--2007-11-07
  • Legume nodulation: taking a leaf from Arabidopsis; Plant Genomes: From Sequence to Phenome
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Peter Gresshoff; Bernie Carroll
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Conference series/2004-12-09--2004-12-12
  • An experimental system to investigate sequential steps in Polycomb gene repression
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Jean Finnegan; Chris Helliwell
    EMBO conference series on Chromatin and Epigenetics/2009-05-13--2009-05-17
  • A genetic dissection of DNA de-methylation using Arabidopsis thaliana endosperm
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Yoko Ikeda; Yuki Kinoshita; Tetsu Ki...
    21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research/2010-06-06--2010-06-10
  • A genetic dissection of DNA de-methylation using Arabidopsis thaliana endosperm. Epigenetics: Mechanisms, Development and Disease
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Gordon Conference series/2011-08-07--2011-08-11
  • An epigenetic role for the conserved Fe-S cluster biogenesis protein Dre2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    JSPP 52 Annual meeting Toyama/2014-03-20--2014-03-22
  • A Universal redox sensor control DNA methylation dynamics
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Genetics Society of Japan 85 meeting, Yokohama/2013-09-21--2013-09-23
  • DNA de-methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana female gametophyte: is DEMETER alone?
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Genetics Society of Japan 84 meeting, Fukuoka/2012-09-24--2012-09-24
  • Role of ALAC4 in DNA methylation dynamics of endosperm imprinted genes
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    JSPP 50 Annual meeting/2012-03-16--2012-03-18
  • FLC: A Hidden Polycomb Response Element Shows Up in Silence
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Top Runners - Women’s life in Science workshop NAIST/2012-01-19--2012-01-19
  • Epigenetic role for the conserved Fe-S cluster biogenesis protein AtDre2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Yoko Ikeda
    Plant Epigenetics: From Emerging Phenomena to Novel Molecular Events/2015-01-31--2015-01-31
  • The epigenetic role for the conserved Fe-S cluster biogenesis protein AtDRE2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Buzas Diana Mihaela; Miyuki Nakamura; Tetsu Kinoshita
    Gordon Conference series/2015-08-02--2015-08-07
  • Emerging links between iron sulfur clusters and 5 methyl cytosine base excision repair in plants
    Buzas Diana Mihaela
    Plant genome stability and change 2016/2016-07-07--2016-07-10
Teaching
2018-04 -- 2018-06Communication Techniques 01AB007School of Life and Environmental Sciences
2017-04 -- 2017-06Communication Techniques (01AB007)School of Life and Environmental Sciences
2017-10 -- 2018-02Research in Epigenetics IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-08Research in Epigenetics IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-02Dissertation in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-08Dissertation in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-02Seminar in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-08Seminar in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-02Research in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-08Research in Epigenetics IUniversity of Tsukuba.
Other educational activities
2017-04 -- 2017-06Communication Techniques (01AB007)Diana Buzas
University Management
2015-04 -- (current)Committee for English ProgramMember
2015-04 -- (current)Plant Transgenic Design InitiativeMember of Plant Transgenic Design Initiative
2015-04 -- (current)College of Agrobiological Resources International CommitteeMember
Other activities
2012 -- (current)Reviewer for Scientific Reports, Plant Cell, PLOS Genetics, Biologia Planetarium, Journal of Plant Physiology etc

(Last updated: 2018-09-13)