PROTEIN STRUCTURE?

Marine and terrestrial plants, including coastal plants, generate innumerable bioactive chemical compounds for self-defense, communication, and other undiscovered purposes.

These compounds are actively identified and studied in the biotechnology field for their potential value in many nutritional and pharmaceutical applications.

Our lab introduces the 'Genomic identification - Structure-based functional study - Protein/Metabolic engineering' strategies to understand and engineer the production of secondary metabolites, thus increasing the nutritional and pharmaceutical values of plants for human health.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington   |  College of Arts & Sciences  |  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry