Section for Molecular Plant Biology
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Building: T220
My research at the Dynamo Center:
Basic research: metabolites on its move. Elucidate the transport complement of model specialized metabolites - the glucosinolates in the model plant Arabidopsis. The GLS transport complement consists of transcellular transport pathway, symplastic transport as well as the vesicle-mediated cellular trafficking. We implement genetic, biochemistry and bioinformatic tools to identify and characterize the critical components of GLS transport across the barriers from cellular to organism level.
Understanding the mechanism of pattern formation of a given metabolite(glucosinolates in Arabidopsis) will ultimately guide us how to design an idea agricultural trait of a crop for sustainable agriculture.
Applied research: Plant Synthetic biology, transport engineering