P4. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Monday, 19 February 2007 18:13
Prof. Björn Sundberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
group, in close collaboration with P3, SweTreeTechnologies, will
produce transgenic poplars potentially modified in cellulose and matrix
structure. Cell walls of wood fibres will be analysed using microscopy,
spectroscopy and mass spectrometry by in-house technology and also be
made available for the consortium partners.
Plant Science Centre is a world-leading centre in forest biotechnology.
UPSC have established all platforms required for state of the art work
in functional genomics. The groups of UPSC have significantly
contributed to establishing poplar as a model species for forest trees
by sequencing 100,000 ESTs and developing a poplar microarray now with
20,000 unique ESTs. Moreover, databases for poplar metabolites and
proteins are currently being established by the metabolomics and
proteomics platforms. The expertise and research focus of the group is
in wood biology. The proposed research is well in line with the
interest of the group members and UPSC research profile.
CVs Key Personnel
- Björn Sundberg Prof. Supervision.
- Ewa Mellerowics (Ass. Prof.) Anatomy, microscopy, molecular biology and genomics of woody tissues
- Thomas Moritz (Prof.) Mass spectrometry, wood development and analysis of wood.
- Johan Trygg. (Ass. Prof.) Chemometric modelling.
- Dr. András Gorzsás (Postdoc0 FT-IR microspectrometry and chemical imaging of wood.
- Mr Kjell Olofsson (Technician). Plant culture and fibre analysis
Andersson Gunnerås S., et al.. 2005.
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transcripts and metabolites identifies biochemical and developmental
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V, et al. 2002 Xyloglucan endotransglycosylases have a function during
the formation of secondary cell walls of vascular tissues. Plant Cell 14: 3073-3088.
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