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Study of structure-function relationships in the plant cell wall and modifications of the wall structure by enzyme engineering

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Project ID OI173017
Project Title Study of structure-function relationships in the plant cell wall and modifications of the wall structure by enzyme engineering

Project Leader Dr Ksenija Radotić Hadži-Manić, research professor, IMSI, University of Belgrade
IMSI Status Manages the project

Financial Source Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Category of Project Fundamental Research (OI)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We are planning to perform a structural study of the cell walls (CWs) and constituent polymers, as well as a study of enzymes involved in their synthesis, in various plant species exposed to the stress conditions. In the experiments we will use branches, leaves and young tree trunks of the conifer and deciduous tree species, as well as stems and leaves of the weed and agricultural species. The plants will be grown and subjected to stress within controlled conditions. We shall make use of the engineering of enzymes involved in the key steps of the CW polymers synthesis or decomposition in order to be able to understand the enzyme structure-function relationships and the related polymers organization in the CW assembly. An additional aim is to improve biomass quality for applications. These experiments will be performed by using spectroscopy, microscopy, chromatography, electrophoresis and molecular biology methods. Special mathematical and statistical methods will be applied for data analysis.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.01.2011.   To: 31.12.2014.

 

PARTNERS

 

►Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade

►Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr Ksenija Radotić Hadži-Manić, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
2.
Dr Aleksandar Kalauzi, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
3.
Dr Ivan Spasojević, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
4.
Dr Aleksandra Mitrović, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
5.
Dr Žaklina Marjanović, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
6.
Dr Jelena Bogdanović Pristov, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
7.
Dr Daniela Đikanović Golubović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
8.
Dr Dragosav Mutavdžić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
9.
Dr Olivera Prodanović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
10.
Jasna Simonović Radosavljević, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
11.
Dragica Spasojević, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
12.
Dr Aleksandar Savić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
13.
Miloš Prokopijević, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
14.
Jasna Simonović Radosavljević, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
15.
Mira Stanković, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
16.
& others.