Research Group: Metabolic and Regulatory Networks

Plant metabolism relies on interconnected regulatory feedback loops and balanced investments of resources into growth and defense. Different taxa, species and chemotypes within a species have evolved different biosynthetic pathways leading to structurally highly diverse specialized metabolites. As the functions of specialized metabolites generally depend on their accumulation in the right tissue at the right time, their biosynthetic pathways must share tight coordination with primary metabolism and development as a  common feature.

Arabidopsis thaliana and its primary defense compounds, the glucosinolates, constitute a prime model system to study regulatory networks. The enzymes and regulators of glucosinolate metabolism provide multiple regulatory connections for example to nutrient sensing, root development, and flowering time control.















































Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Hanne Bakkegaard Nielsen Laboratory Technician +4535333854 E-mail
Helle Kildal Mogensen Laboratory Technician. +4535333472 E-mail
Henriette Kehlet Heldig Jepsen Laboratory Technician +4535333640 E-mail
Parvathy Krishnan Postdoc +4535326797 E-mail

Master students

  • Karsten Wiberg Andersen
  • Jakob Harken Ellefsen
  • Ellen Ask Skotte
  • Katrine Majgaard Jensen

Contact research group leader

Meike Burow
Ph: +45 35 33 37 73