Dr. Thomas Perrot

Mixed-linkage glucan (MLG) is a hemicellulose mainly retrieved in the plant cell wall of grasses. However, the biosynthetic pathway of this polysaccharide remains unclear.
The aim of my postdoctoral contract is to use the yeast model, Pichia pastoris such as a biofactory in order to uncover mechanistic insights into the biosynthesis of MLG. In order to reach this goal, three gene candidates have been selected for expressing them in the yeast model and the produced polysaccharides will be characterized by mass spectrometry and chromatographic methods.

Dr. Thomas Perrot

perrot[at]hhu.de

+49 211 8115996

Institute for Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstraße 1

22.07, Level 00  Postbox 004

40225 Düsseldorf

www.plant-cell.hhu.de
Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich