Integrative Plant Biology

 


igor cesarino

Prof. Dr Igor Cesarino
Lignin Metabolism and Cell Wall Engineering
The group uses a systems biology approach based on transcriptomics and metabolomics to understand the molecular basis of all aspects of lignin metabolism in plants, including transcriptional regulation, biosynthesis and polymerisation. Bioengineering of lignin and secondary cell wall is used in order to reduce plant biomass recalcitrance for downstream applications.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7550
Email: icesarino@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?metodo=apresentar&id=K4139692H1

Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/botanica/ligninlab/

 


Marcos Silveira Buckeridge

Prof. Dr Marcos Silveira Buckeridge
My group develops research on Plant Cell Wall Architecture, Degradation and Bioinformatics and on the Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Plants to the Environment. One major goal is deciphering some mechanisms of degradation and hormonal control of storage cell wall, mobilisation of xyloglucans, galactomannans, mixed linkage glucan and arabinogalactan. Recently the sugarcane and miscanthus cell wall structures have been described, with possible impacts on the comprehension of cell wall architecture of grasses. The model systems used for cell wall research are mainly tropical seeds, sugarcane and duckweed. Finally, we aim to unravel the mechanisms of responses of sugarcane, sorghum and several tropical species to elevated CO2 and drought.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7592
Email: msbuck@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4787719H3
Lab Website: http://www.lafieco.com.br

 


Marie Anne Van Sluys

Prof. Dr Marie-Anne Van Sluys
My research group focuses on genomics mechanisms that contribute to the diversification of plant species. We are also interested in revealing mechanisms by which plant and microbes interact. By using genomics as a tool, we explore the role of transposable elements in the structural and functional evolution of plant genomes, the function and regulation of genes involved in DNA repair and the contribution of wild sources of germoplasm to crop species.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7759
Email: mavsluys@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4787804D0
Lab Website: http://gate.ib.usp.br/GateWeb/