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Plant and microbial metabolomics

Funding total

£6.5M

Number of projects funded

17

List of awards

Purpose

  • Phase 1: to establish one or two centres of excellence offering complementary metabolomic technologies
  • Phase 2: to promote and enable the use of metabolomic technologies in research that addresses fundamental and strategic questions about plants or microorganisms

Key aims

Phase 1

  • To establish one or two sustainable centres of excellence in metabolomics
  • To establish a training network in metabolomic technologies
  • To provide a metabolomics service for the microbial and plant science communities
  • To increase research activity in metabolomics in the UK
  • To establish centres of innovation and technology development

Phase 2

  • To expand the science base in metabolomics by applying metabolomic technologies to biological questions that are not amenable to, or which complement, conventional biochemical and molecular approaches
  • To enhance - at an integrative, holistic level - knowledge of the underlying physiological processes in plants and microorganisms that are relevant to the understanding of, for example, the derivation of quality attributes in food materials or the interactions of crop plants with pathogens and pests
  • To promote and enable the use of metabolomics in research that addresses fundamental and strategic questions about plants or microorganisms

 

Contact

Brian Harris

tel: 01793 413249
fax: 01793 413234