Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Genomics and Metabolomics for Phytochemical Research (#267)

A huge array of phytochemicals (plant metabolites) is used for foods, medicinal resources and industrial raw materials. Along with the development of high-throughput massive DNA sequencing technology and metabolomics, a new area called phytochemical genomics has emerged. The biosynthetic mechanism and regulation, function and evolution of phytochemicals are unveiled by the systematic integration of genomics and related -omics such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Knowledge obtained through the studies would be the basis for further application of plant function to agriculture, medicine and chemical industries. In this symposium we will discuss the genomics and metabolomics of phytochemical research. Topics include: 1. Technological advancements including bioinformatics and databases; 2. Functional genomics for biosynthesis and storage of phytochemicals; 3. Enzyme structures and chemical diversity; 4. Evolution of genes and pathways; 5. Application to agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals, fuels and sustainable resources.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015