Solanaceae Source

A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family

Oct 29th, 2021 - Michael Dzakovich

Next SolSeminar will be presented by Michael Dzakovich on Exploring Metabolic and Genetic Diversity in Tomato Secondary Metabolites Using Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics

Abstract. Tomatoes are an important crop for economic and nutritional reasons that biosynthesize a multiplicity of metabolites, also known as phytochemicals. Through epidemiological studies, it has been posited that absorbed tomato phytochemicals and their metabolites may mediate bioactivity and health outcomes. However, whole tomato consumption offers additional benefits over supplementation with individual phytochemicals. Recent advances in targeted and untargeted metabolomics technology reveals an unprecedented view of the chemical landscape; allowing researchers to address nutritional questions about the effects of tomato consumption in a more wholistic manner.

In this talk, Michael will summarize findings from a series of experiments that sought to determine how tomato phytochemicals affect mammalian tissues where they are deposited, develop novel methodologies to measure tomato phytochemicals of interest, and explore the diversity and genetic basis for tomato secondary metabolism. These experiments combined metabolomics approaches with controlled animal feeding studies and classical genetics methodologies to better contextualize the role tomato plays in human health and identify sources of natural variation that can be leveraged for nutrition-driven breeding.

When? Friday Oct 29th 4 pm (GMT+1)

The zoom link to join the meeting is Meeting ID: 943 3314 6166, password: Solanaceae

Watch this talk in TouTube:

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 17:30
Wed, 2022-01-19 17:28 -- rocio

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