Role within PROMISE:
UvA is responsible for investigating the chemical interplay between sorghum and Striga. More specifically they will identify root exudates of sorghum and identify chemical compounds that are important in the infection cycle of Striga.
From the University of Amsterdam the following people are involved:
Harro Bouwmeester - Principal Investigator
Harro is professor in Plant Hormone Biology at UvA.
Benjamin Thiombiano - PostDoc
Benjamin will develop and use metabolomics and triple-quad LC-MS analysis as tools to analyse the composition of the root exudate of sorghum and its relationship with the corresponding microbiome.
Aimee Walmsley - Technician
Aimee will be developing invitro Striga sorghum bio-assays to test selected microorganisms and help Benjamin with the development of the metabolomics of sorghum.
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