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QUALITY.2 Food chemistry and human nutrition

Research Domain FUNCT
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
Research Domain MICRO
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
Research Domain MICRO
BIOINF Genomics and bioinformatics in horticulture
Research Domain QUALITY
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
Publications of PA QUALITY, 2016-2019
QUALITY.1 Plant quality for human consumption
QUALITY.1.JR OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways
QUALITY.2 Food chemistry and human nutrition
QUALITY.3 Economic development and Food Security
Research Domain HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
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Given the current promotion of more plant-based, nutrient-rich diets, se-condary plant metabolites will draw increased attention. Carotenoids – a certain group of secondary plant metabolites – have been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases, i.e. degenerative eye diseases.

Cooperation Partners

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Location
Country
University Potsdam
Potsdam
Germany
Shizuoka University
Shizuoka
Japan
Shizuoka University
Hamamatsu
Japan
TU Braunschweig
Braunschweig
Germany
Humboldt University
Berlin
Germany
Julius-Kuehn-Institute
Kleinmachnow
Germany
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China
Wendzhou Medical University
Zhejiang
China
University for Soil culture Vienna
Vienna
Austria

Head of Research Group: Prof Dr Susanne Baldermann

Moreover, specific carotenoids exhibit provitamin A activity. In addition, our Research Group has a strong interest in apocarotenoids (carotenoid degradation products), which are aroma impact compounds, serve as precursors of plant hormones and unknown carotenoid derived signalling compounds.

We are pursuing an integrated assessment of carotenoid homeostasis pathways in vegetables in order to understand how the plants interact with changing production and climate conditions. Building on our expertise on carotenoid biosynthesis and catabolism, our most important objectives are: to investigate the genetic diversity, to study the effect of environmental stimuli on carotenoid homeostasis, identify endogenous regulatory mechanisms of the carotenoid homeostasis, and elucidate the dietary effects of modulated (apo)carotenoid profiles.

Current Project

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Spatial mapping of root metabolites

Plant roots secrete a wide range of compounds that govern the interaction with other organisms in...

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Other Projects

Identification and regulation of floret carotenoid metabolism in colored cauliflowers (Brassica oleracea L. ssp. botrytis) cultivars grown under different environmental conditions

Brasicales are among the oldest cultivated plants and records dating back to 1500 BC.

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Food4Future (F4F)

The Food4Future (F4F) Project is funded in the Framework of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Research and education) call “A...

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NutriAct: Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Aging: Food Patterns, Behavior and Products

(Competence cluster for Nutritional Research Berlin-Potsdam)

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Exploring gaps in carotenoid research: Healthy vegetables with defined carotenoid profiles

Over the last decade, carotenoid research was driven by pilot projects improving the vitamin A supply in world regions with a particularly high vitamin A def...

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