About DynaMo – University of Copenhagen

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About DynaMo Center

DynaMo Center was established in January 2012 as a Center of Excellence for Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo) with a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation. The center will initially run for 6 years with the possibility of an extension for an additional 4 years.

The Center is affiliated with the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research

At DynaMo Center we study dynamic molecular interactions that result in assembly of supramolecular complexes of DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites facilitating a diversity of biological tasks in multicellular organisms. We use the glucosinolate defense compounds within the plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a unique model system where knowledge and tools are available to assure success. The insights gained have potential societal benefits by opening up for unforeseen opportunities in e.g. synthetic biology and sustainable agriculture.

The ambitious research program combines complementary approaches to drive our knowledge substantially beyond the current state-of-the-art which will ultimately enable us to begin to understand how responses to developmental and environmental cues are coordinately regulated within a multicellular organism. DynaMo contributes to the emerging and exciting research frontier within molecular sociology.

See Research for details.

Founders

DynaMo is initiated by Professor Barbara Ann Halkier (Head of Center), Professor Alexander Schulz and Associate Professor Meike Burow, all from University of Copenhagen, and Professor Daniel Kliebenstein, UC Davis.

See Center Partners for details.