Dr. Staffan Persson
Group "Plant Cell Walls"
New Position: Professor at the Section for Plant Glycobiology, University of Copenhagen
The group of Dr. Staffan Persson investigated plant cell walls. These structures are complex and dynamic, and are mainly composed of highly glycosylated proteins and polysaccharides, such as pectin, hemicellulose and cellulose. Cellulose is the world’s most abundant biopolymer and is a key morphological component of the plant cell. It is also of great importance for various industrial applications, including paper, textile and biofuel production.