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Sunday, 18 February 2007 17:32

Prof. Anne Mie Emons, Coordinator, Wageningen University (WU)

Image Prof. Anne Mie Emons is the coordinator of the CASPIC project. Her group is carrying out the cell biological analyses: live imaging of cellulose synthase movement, also in relation to the cortical microtubule alignment, and electron microscopy of cellulose microfibrils. The Plant Cell Biology group of Wageningen University is fully equipped to perform basic and advanced microscopy (, and has specific expertise in structural plant cell research, primarily on the cell polymers, cytoplasmic microtubules and actin filaments and on the cellulose microfibrils of the cell wall. Emons formulated the geo-model (Emons 1994), and worked it out together with P2, Bela Mulder (Emons and Mulder 1998 and onwards). The Plant Science Group, to which the Emons lab belongs, is one of the strongest research groups in Wageningen University.

CVs Key Personnel

  • Jelmer Lindeboom, appointed PhD student in the CASPIC project
  • Prof. Anne Mie Emons (head of the laboratory of Plant Cell Biology), has over 25 years experience in basic research on the role of the interaction between cytoskeleton, plasma membrane and cell wall in the control of cell growth and morphogenesis. She has a 10 year collaboration with P2, Bela Mulder.
  • Adriaan van Aelst, (technician) scanning electron microscopy, manager of the EM facility and Tiny Franssen Verheijen, (technician) transmission electron microscopy;
  • Dr. Norbert de Ruijter and Henk Kieft (technicians), advanced light  microscopy techniques.
  • Dr. Tijs Ketelaar, (assistant professor). Plant cell elongation.
  • Dr. Jan Vos (postdoc), studying the microtubules of plant cells, computational biology
  • PhD students, working on cytoskeleton/cell wall polymers in relation to plant cell division, growth and wall formation.

Selected Publications

  • A.M.C. Emons: Winding threads around plant cells: a geometrical model for microfibril deposition 1994 Plant, Cell Environm. 17: 3-14
  • A.M.C. Emons, B. Mulder: The making of the architecture of the plant cell wall: how cells exploit geometry. PNAS 95, 7215-7219, 1998
  • T. Ketelaar, C. Faivre-Moskalenko, J.J. Esseling, N.C.A. de Ruijter, C.S. Grierson, M. Dogterom, A.M.C. Emons: Positioning of nuclei in Arabidopis root hairs: an actin regulated process of tip growth. Plant Cell 14, 2941-2955, 2002
  • T. Ketelaar, N.C. A. de Ruijter, A.M.C. Emons: Unstable F-actin specifies the area and microtubules direction of cell expansion in Arabidopsis root hairs. Plant Cell 15, 285-292, 2003
  • J.J. Esseling, F. G.P. Lhuissier, A.M.C. Emons: A non-symbiotic root hair tip growth phenotype in NORK mutated legumes: implications for nodulation factor induced signaling and formation of a multifaceted root hair pocket for bacteria. Plant Cell 16, 933-944, 2004
  • B.M. Mulder, J.H.N. Schel, A.M.C. Emons: How the geometrical model for plant cell wall formation enables the production of a random texture. Cellulose 11, 395-401, 2004
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