第115回物質生命コロキウムのご案内

生命先端工学専攻の皆様

第115回物質生命コロキウムを下記の通り開催いたします。
今回は、生命環境工学(住友電工)寄附講座 http://www-bie-sei.mls.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/ のJoyce Cartagena先生に御講演をお願いしております。 先生は2年前に当講座の助教に着任されましたが まだ、コロキウムをされていないということなので、この機会にお願い致しました。

皆様お誘い合わせの上、ご参加くださいますようお願い申し上げます。


第115回物質生命コロキウム

  • 日時:11月8日(月)12:10〜12:55
  • 場所:U1E-503 会議室
      【GSEコモンイースト棟(高層棟)5階 】
  • 講師:Joyce Cartagena先生 (生命環境工学(住友電工)寄附講座)
  • 演題:Genetically engineering drought tolerance in Jatropha curcas
  • 要旨:Jatropha curcas is a tropical crop and is considered as one of the most promising sources of biofuels. Although J. curcas is known to have inherent drought-tolerance, genetically improving this trait will maximize the benefits of utilizing this crop. Drought-tolerant crops can provide solutions to the problems of water deficiency, save water used in agriculture, and ensure the development of sustainable agriculture. Our recent research deals with the establishment of J. curcas transgenic lines with increased drought tolerance. By overexpressing some genes known to help plants adapt to dry conditions, it will be possible to create crops that are highly resistant to drought. This study also involves the screening of native J. curcas for drought tolerance using a sandponics system. Similarly, evaluation of the transgenic lines will be done using the sandponics system. In this presentation, preliminary results will be presented and discussed.

平成22年度 物質生命コロキウム委員
志村、杉本

Dear All,

We will have a luncheon seminar by Dr.Joyce Cartagena on November 8, 2010.
She joined Bioengineering for the Interest of Environmental Sustainability group (http://www-bie-sei.mls.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/) two years ago, but she didn't have a talk in the seminar. It is a good chance for us to to deepen exchanges.
The seminar will start at 12:10 in a meeting room (# 503) on 5F of the GSE Common EAST (U1E) building (Kohso-toh).
Title and abstract of her lecture are shown below,

  • Title: Genetically engineering drought tolerance in Jatropha curcas
  • Abstract: Jatropha curcas is a tropical crop and is considered as one of the most promising sources of biofuels. Although J. curcas is known to have inherent drought-tolerance, genetically improving this trait will maximize the benefits of utilizing this crop. Drought-tolerant crops can provide solutions to the problems of water deficiency, save water used in agriculture, and ensure the development of sustainable agriculture. Our recent research deals with the establishment of J. curcas transgenic lines with increased drought tolerance. By overexpressing some genes known to help plants adapt to dry conditions, it will be possible to create crops that are highly resistant to drought. This study also involves the screening of native J. curcas for drought tolerance using a sandponics system. Similarly, evaluation of the transgenic lines will be done using the sandponics system. In this presentation, preliminary results will be presented and discussed.

Regards,
Shimura and Sugimoto