New animation of an illustrative model of the primary plant cell wall

July 19, 2017
Filed under: — dmathew @ 11:06 am

(illustrated by Drew Berry, directed¬† by Tony Bacic, Monika Doblin and Mike Gidley; and advised by Mauricio Bonilla, Daniel Oehme and Sridar Kannam) Building on the outcomes of the collaboration between IBM Research – Australia and its University of Melbourne and University of Queensland nodes, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls used […]

New dynamic computer models of the plant cell wall

July 20, 2015
Filed under: — dmathew @ 11:55 am

Building on the collaboration between IBM Research – Australia and its University of Melbourne node, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls used IBM’s specialised computational skills to provide ground-breaking insights into cell wall structure. Multi-nodal teams used the supercomputer of the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) to improve understanding of how […]

Nutrient delivery from plant-based foods

January 10, 2014
Filed under: — dmathew @ 1:05 pm

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls is uncovering the mechanisms by which plant cell walls may control the delivery of nutrients from plant-based foods into the human body. Although the benefits of a diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables (i.e.¬†plant cell walls) is well known, the mechanisms underlying this benefit […]

Human health, dietary fibre and plant cell walls

November 19, 2013
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The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls is working to increase the type and amount of fibre in edible grains to improve the health of everyday Australians. Dietary fibre comes from the cell walls of plant leaves, stems, grains, fruits and tubers, and is made up of soluble and insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre […]

Biofuel from plants

Filed under: — admin @ 1:46 pm

Staff and students at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls are currently exploring the viability of biofuel production from desert plants and industrial crop waste. Plant cell walls are full of sugars that can be fermented into ethanol. However, most of the sugars are locked into long polysaccharides that must first be […]

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