Prof. Alain Goossens
Date & Location: October 6, 2017, at 4p; Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
Subject: Jasmonate, Plant Secondary Metabolism, and Synthetic Biology
Host: Gregg Howe
About the Speaker
University: Ghent University-Belgium
Research Interests: Across the plant kingdom, the jasmonate hormone steers the delicate balance between growth and the activation of defence programs, such as the production of bioactive specialized metabolites. By using cutting-edge functional genomics tools, in combination with reverse genetics screenings, the Goosens lab aims to identify the essential components acting in the jasmonate signalling network and to characterize the molecular mechanisms driving plant natural product biosynthesis, in medicinal and model plants.