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Full name: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Location: Am Muehlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
The mission of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology is to study the dynamics of plant metabolism and its contribution to plant growth in the context of the plant system as a whole. By combining traditional biological approaches with techniques relevant to functional genomics and systems biology, we are forming a holistic view of structure, function, dynamics and regulation of entire plant genomes, proteomes and metabolomes.
MPIMP and Eu-Sol
The MPIMPs work in EU-SOL is to apply cutting-edge profiling technologies to measure the levels of large numbers of metabolites and enzyme activities across large populations of tomato genotypes, created by other partners. This allows us to define segments of the genome where genetic diversity exists in genes that control the levels of different metabolites in the tomato fruit. We are especially interested in metabolites that are of importance for the nutritional quality or the sensory attractiveness of tomatoes, or for their value in processing. We are also developing large databases in which the result from metabolite analyses in our institute and those of other EU-SOL partners can be combined and analysed. This work is in Work Packages 1, 2, 3 and 6.
Staff (working on EU-SOL)
- Mark Stitt
- Alisdair Fernie
- Björn Usadel
- Dirk Walther
- Marie-Caroline Steinhauser
- Andrej Kochevenko