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Welcome to the Rose Lab

Our research is centered on the structure, function and metabolism of plant cell walls and their roles in growth, development and environmental interactions. Many of our research projects have an association with the importance of plant cell walls as sources of nutrition, biomaterials and renewable energy.
Our activities can be divided into three categories:

Developing a comprehensive view of the plant cell wall proteome, or ‘secretome’, the results provide insights into the functions of secreted proteins and associated secretory pathways. See also SecreTom website.

Studying the mechanisms by which plant polysaccharide walls are assembled into a wide range of known architectures and the processes associated with their restructuring and disassembly.

Investigating the structures and functions of plant cuticles, the lipid rich cell wall components that coat the aerial surfaces of plant organs.