Seminar by Dr. Carla Antonio (from Portugal)

Faculty of Biology is pleased to announce

Time 9h30 a.m,  April, 3, 2019 (Wednesday)
Location Room 428 building T1, 334 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội
Guest speakerDr. Carla Antonio (from Portugal)
Content″From genotype to phenotype: metabolomics, the missing link″

Abstract: Metabolomics is one omics approach that can be used to acquire comprehensive information on the composition of a metabolite pool to provide a functional screen of the cellular state. Studies of the plant metabolome include analysis of a wide range of chemical species with diverse physical properties, from ionic inorganic compounds to biochemically derived hydrophilic carbohydrates, organic and amino acids, and a range of hydrophobic lipid-related compounds. This complexity brings huge challenges to the analytical technologies employed in current plant metabolomics programs, and powerful analytical tools are required for the separation and characterization of this extremely high compound diversity present in biological sample matrices. The use of mass spectrometry (MS)-based analytical platforms to profile stress-responsive metabolites that allow some plants to adapt to adverse environmental conditions is fundamental for the understanding and development of stress-tolerant plants. In this talk, I will describe recent applications of MS-based plant metabolomics carried out in our lab and will emphasize its increasing application to study plant responses to environmental (abiotic/biotic stress) factors, including salt, heat (and a combination of them) as well as pathogen attack.

Interested teachers and students are welcome to attend. Sincerely thank you!

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