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Plant cell walls are composed of various biopolymers (polysaccharides). These biopolymers are not only important in plant growth and development, but as a renewable resource in industrial use, e.g., as bioethanol, food additives, etc. We are interested in understanding the biosynthesis of these biopolymers, its regulation, and the structure/function relationship of certain biopolymers.
We are currently focused on:
• Gene discovery in plant cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis
• Gene discovery in polysaccharide modifying enzymes
• Characterization of transporters
• Structural analysis on functional polysaccharides
1998 Ph.D. from Copenhagen University, Denmark
1994 M.Sc. from Nagoya University, Japan
2008 Associate Professor, Copenhagen University
2008- EU FP7: RENEWALL
2009- Danish Research Council for Technology and Production (FTP), "BioGum: Designer plant gums for future demands"
2010- Strategic Research in Health, Food and Welfare, "Glycobiology in yeast: production of bio-active biopolymers and small molecules"