Details for Els Van Damme

Researchgroup Biochemistry and Glycobiology
Function Professor
Phone +32-9-2646086
Office Block B, room 120.024
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The research involves a multidisciplinary study of directly or indirectly acting defense-related plant proteins. Thereby the emphasis is put on carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) and some other plant proteins that are capable of interacting with endogenous or foreign (macro)molecules. Based on the generated fundamental knowledge novel strategies are being developed to protect crop plants against pests and diseases. Disciplines covered by the research projects include biochemistry and glycobiology as well as plant molecular biology, physiology, cell biology and genetics.