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Research Group: Plant Specialized Metabolism
As organic chemists, plants produce an amazing array of diverse metabolites and the unique natural products (also called specialized metabolites) are essential for plant fitness and survival. Our research focuses on plant specialized metabolites with the goal to gain understanding of pathway orchestration, transport processes from site of synthesis to storage and the role of specialized metabolites in the communication and interaction with other organisms in the surroundings.
As model compounds we use the glucosinolates that function as defense compounds, signaling cues as well as nutritional factors. The gained knowledge is applied in pathway and transport engineering to increase plant disease resistance, remove anti-nutritional compounds in e.g. seed meal, and to promote human health.
- Identification of the glucosinolate transporter complement
- Removal of anti-nutritional factors from oilseed cake by transport engineering
- Microbial production of health-promoting glucosinolates
- Identification of mechanism underlying plant-microbe interaction
- Development of plant-based protein sources for human consumption
DynaMo: Pathway-specific approach to unravel universal principles that enable an organism to coordinate biochemical and developmental tasks.
PoC UCPH: Transport engineering approach to remove anti-nutritional factors from Brassica juncea
NNF-Biotech grant: Development of novel tools in synthetic biology
- Mads Emil Larsen
- Mads Møller Dissing
- Ojas Tulsyan
- Noël Jung