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Last Updated: May 31, 2021

Arabidopsis Thaliana

Arabidopsis Thaliana

Website goals

  • Design and develop content for a website that contains information on sphingolipid structural diversity, metabolism, function, and analysis
  • Educate undergraduate and graduate students and community members about the utility of metabolic/kinetic modeling for studying biological processes such as bacterial pathogenesis
  • Incorporate our metabolic model as well as our kinetic model of sphingolipid metabolism in Arabidopsis and disseminate data collected in the project
  • Create a GUI that allows users to perform their own sets of in silico experiments and answer important questions about the major regulators in each condition and what kind of genetic changes need to be made to address important agricultural challenges
  • Spur international collaborations and exchange of specialized research materials to globally advance the study of plant sphingolipid biology

Target audience 

  • Students seeking educational materials on sphingolipids
  • Plant scientists seeking educational materials regarding unique aspects of plant sphingolipid structure and function
  • Researchers seeking protocols and research updates