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Visiting Speaker Seminar: Prof Jianping Hu
Nov 25, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Professor Jianping Hu
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and Plant Biology Department | Michigan State University, USA
Peroxisomes, Photorespiration and Energy Balancing in a Dynamic Environment
Time: Monday 25th November 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Plant Research Centre Auditorium, Hartley Grove, Waite Campus
Peroxisomes are dynamic organelles essential to various physiological processes important for energy metabolism and balancing, such as the metabolism of lipids through β-oxidation and salvage of 2-phosphoglycolate through the photorespiratory pathway. Many of these metabolic pathways are accomplished collaboratively between peroxisomes and other subcellular organelles such as mitochondria and chloroplasts. My lab employs a combinatorial approach of molecular genetics, cell biology, physiology and proteomics to understand mechanisms by which peroxisomal dynamics are regulated, as well as the interaction between peroxisomal metabolism, photorespiration and photosynthesis under changing environmental conditions. Our study will provide mechanistic bases for agricultural efforts to improve crops for better performance under stress conditions.
About the Speaker
Jianping Hu is a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University. She recieved her PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics from the Univresity of Georgia and has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California.
Her research interests are centred on the molecular mechanisms of energy organelle dynamics and interorganellar interaction and communication.