Barbara Ann Halkier – University of Copenhagen

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Barbara Ann Halkier

Plant specialized metabolism

Barbara Ann Halkier is a leading expert in the field of pathway elucidation, identification of biosynthetic genes, regulation and transport of specialized metabolites, particularly the glucosinolates. Since 2012, she is Head of DynaMo Center, a DNRF Center of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamic molecular interactions in a multicellular organism using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and its defence compounds glucosinolates as model system, as well as application of the gained knowledge in pathway and transport engineering. A major research focus over the last two decades is engineering of glucosinolate pathway ad transport to increase plant disease resistance, removal of anti-nutritional glucosinolates in seed meal, and human health promotion.


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