Guest Speaker- Dae-Kyun Ro

Tuesday October 24, 2023
12:30 pm ~ 01:30 pm
Breaking barriers in molecular genetics studies of non-model plants using CRISPR/Cas9 – lettuce and pea as case studies
NEVILLE SCARFE (SCRF) Room: 1005 2125 Main Mall
Shawn Mansfield
Guest Speaker- Dae-Kyun Ro
University of Calgary
Botany Seminar Series

Broad research interest-
My research focuses on metabolic and chemical biology in plants and microbes. Our society is heavily dependent on the cost-effective and sustainable supplies of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, industrial chemicals, and bio-fuels, derived from various plants and microbes. In-depth understanding of their biosynthesis and regulation in native hosts, together with synthetic metabolic redesign in heterologous organisms, can allow us to produce a diverse array of chemicals for human health and industrial uses. However, biosynthetic mechanism and metabolic regulation of many naturally occurring chemicals are still not fully understood. We use interdisciplinary and integrative research approaches, such as molecular genetics, biochemical, cell biological, and genomics tools, to advance our knowledge of metabolic and chemical biology in plants and microbes.