Cecilie Ida Cetti Hansen
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Bygning: T131
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.
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