Plant Cell Walls
Dr. Staffan Persson
New Position: Professor of Plant Cell Walls; Plant Cell Biology and Plant Physiology, The University of Melbourne
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.