Cecilie Ida Cetti Hansen

Cecilie Ida Cetti Hansen

Ph.d. stipendiat

My research focuses on the biosynthesis, evolution and physiological function of specialized metabolites in plants. I have a special focus on the superfamily of cytochromes P450 (CYPs), their redox partner, the NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR), and UDP-glycosyltransferases. Together, these enzymes play key roles in metabolite biosynthesis, which ultimately allow plants to respond and interact with their biotic and abiotic environment.

Cyanogenic glucosides, a class of amino acid-derived defense compounds, are biosynthesized by the combined action of CYPs, POR and UDP-glycosyltransferases. The biosynthetic pathway has evolved independently in different linages and provide a unique system to study genetic signatures behind specialized metabolite biosynthesis and evolution.

I am a member of the research groups:
Plant Ecophysiology 
Dynamic Metabolons
Synthetic Biology

Receiver of an EliteForsk travel grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2019
- Link: https://ufm.dk/forskning-og-innovation/forskningsformidling/eliteforsk/prismodtagere/prismodtagere-2019/eliteforsk-rejsestipendierne-2019/cecilie-cetti-hansen

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