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Specialized metabolites: from analysis to engineering

July 4-5, 2019

Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay,  Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Recent advances in genetics, genomics, metabolomics, systems biology, biochemistry and cell biology have largely contributed to clarify the role of various plant specialized metabolites. They can serve as chemical signals in plant ecosystems and play major roles in defense against stress, plant-microbe interactions and pollinator attraction. Some of these metabolites are important sources of bioactive molecules for human or animal health and nutrition, and for agriculture as biopesticides. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers interested in the field of plant specialized metabolites and to provide an update on our understanding of the biology of the producing organs and on various strategies undertaken to better understand or engineer the corresponding biosynthetic pathways.

Abstract submission: May 31, 2019
Registration: June 14, 2019

Saclay Plant Sciences

Résumé en Français:

Les progrès récents en génétique, génomique, métabolomique, biologie des systèmes, biochimie et biologie cellulaire ont largement contribué à clarifier le rôle de divers métabolites spécialisés dans les plantes. Ils peuvent servir de signaux chimiques au sein des écosystèmes végétaux et jouer un rôle majeur dans la défense contre les stress, dans les interactions plantes-microbes et dans l'attraction des pollinisateurs. Certains de ces métabolites sont des sources importantes de molécules bioactives pour la santé et la nutrition humaines ou animales, ainsi que pour l'agriculture en tant que biopesticides. Ce colloque a pour objectif de rassembler des chercheurs intéressés par le domaine des métabolites spécialisés végétaux et de fournir une mise à jour de notre compréhension de la biologie des organes producteurs et des différentes stratégies entreprises pour mieux comprendre ou concevoir les voies de biosynthèse correspondantes.

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