Plant proteome database

September 21, 2011

The Column

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The Australian Research Centre?s Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology will use Agilent Technologies? informatics systems in its research to build a plant protein monitoring database. The centre will use an HPLC-Chip MS system, Openlab Electronic Lab Notebook and Enterprise Content Manager.

The Australian Research Centre’s Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology will use Agilent Technologies’ informatics systems in its research to build a plant protein monitoring database. The centre will use an HPLC-Chip MS system, Openlab Electronic Lab Notebook and Enterprise Content Manager.

“This collaboration will allow us to revolutionize the way scientists use their lab book and interrogate their data,” said Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar, plant energy biology chief investigator. “

The database will serve as a vital research tool for investigation of how plants respond to climate change, and be used to address the challenges of feeding an ever-increasing population and growing plants in arid, cold or high-salt environments.

Data on the responses of plants to changes in environmental conditions will showcase the new research setting, and will be searched for unknown links between plant species.

“This collaboration marks the first time a database for plant protein monitoring will be created, and we are very excited that Agilent technology is making it possible”, said Rod Minett, general manager, Life Sciences, South Asia Pacific and Korea, at Agilent.

For more information on the systems visit www.agilent.com

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