Bioproduction of commercially attractive molecules by plant cell culture
Salle Saint Libert
37, avenue André Malraux
Plants biosynthesize a wide variety of molecules used in various industries (pharma, food, cosmetics, etc). Biotechnologically, these molecules are known as secondary metabolites. However, these molecules are biosynthesized and accumulated by plants at negligible levels. The biosynthesis of secondary metabolites depends on plant species, environmental factors and geographical regions. Quality and quantity of these secondary metabolites is emerging issue and attracts attention of scientists. Therefore, plant cell culture offers an alternative platform for feasible and consistent bioproduction of these commercially attractive molecules. Several strategies are adopted to further enhance biosynthesis of these molecules in plant cell culture. Plant cell culture technologies provide platforms for bioengineering, genetic engineering and scale up to bioreactor levels. Several strategies are devised to further enhance biosynthesis and accumulation of these molecules by plant cell cultures.
This international conference is organised in the framework of the COSMETOSCIENCES ARD CVL Programme.
LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD CVL Cosmetosciences