Altering plants to make better crops, new food types, and more effective therapeutics help to address the needs of a population expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. When modifying plants, it’s essential to understand their cellular processes at the molecular level. Take a look at how NanoTemper’s solutions improve your plant science research.
Basic plant research
Cellular processes in plant cells are regulated by intricate pathways. Here’s how NanoTemper’s tools help you understand the molecular biology of plants — growth regulation, gene regulation, and signaling pathways.
Explore the signaling network that ensures the integrity of the plant cell wall
Understand the ripening pathway to improve storage and transport of vegetables and fruits
Uncover how sugar signaling leads to increased oil production
Agricultural research and science
Agricultural scientists are changing the way farming is done by developing novel plants or field crops with improved traits such as resistance to pathogens and extreme environmental conditions. See the role NanoTemper’s instruments play in these projects.
Resistance to biotic stress
Analyze antiviral compounds and viral coat protein interaction
Characterize virulence inhibitors
Resistance to abiotic stress
Study how plants deal with stress from the environment
Examine how plants respond to heat and drought stress
Plant vaccines and therapeutics
Bioactive ingredients with medicinal properties can be extracted from wild-type or genetically-modified plants to make drugs, vaccine antigens, or diagnostics reagents. See how NanoTemper’s technologies are applied in the development of plant-based vaccines and other therapeutics.
Characterize active ingredients of medicinal plants
Identify inhibitors and mechanism of activity of compounds from plant extracts
Evaluate thermal and chemical stability of plant-expressed vaccine formulations
In my department, we use the Prometheus and Monolith from NanoTemper Technologies to characterize protein-protein, protein-metabolite and protein-DNA interactions. We work mainly with plant proteins but also with yeast and bacterial proteins. As both technologies require relatively low protein concentration, pose no restrictions on buffer conditions and they circumvent the need of protein immobilization, they are perfectly suited for our experimental needs.
Professor Lothar Willmitzer
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
The cannabis industry is shifting its focus towards medicinal uses to treat conditions like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and arthritis. With this new focus comes the need to discover cannabis’ molecular targets and mode of action. Read how NanoTemper’s tools are applied to this new effort.
Plant-based foods and ingredients
It’s more important than ever for the plant-based food science industry to develop meat alternatives that are healthy, use less natural resources, and have minimal impact on the environment. Ask about how NanoTemper can help with developing nutritious, plant-based meats and food.
Alternative meats and other plant-based foods
Proteins for food and cosmetic ingredients produced by fermentation