Main fields of activities
Genome sequencing of plant species;
Comparative transcription analysis for detection of genes involved in the expression of key traits;
Integration of genomics and metabolomics data for engineering plant metabolic pathways;
Development of molecular techniques for early detection of biological agents from complex substrates.
Other fields of interest
Developing genomics for reducing recalcitrance of biomass for biofuel production;
Molecular regulations of genes, proteins, and metabolites to manipulate selected biomass for improved productivity and processing;
Microbial genomics for biofuels and other biomaterials of particular interest;
Metagenomics for discovery of new gene sources for enzymatic hydrolysis of selected biomass;
Correlations between plant photoreceptor’s signaling and biomass production.