Prof. Joshua Heazlewood

Research interests

Plant glycomics

The biosynthesis of complex glycans within the plant cell requires a range of coordinated processes. My research group employs advanced analytical tools (mass spectrometry) to examine glycosylation processes and how metabolic partitioning influences their biosynthesis.

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Research projects

  • Characterization of of Golgi nucleotide sugar transporter mutants and their impact on cell wall composition
  • Characterization of GPI anchor proteins from plants by tandem mass spectrometry
  • Profiling arbinogalactan proteins from Arabidopsis by tandem mass spectrometry
  • Isolation of N-glycan binding proteins from plants by tandem mass spectrometry
  • Biochemical identification of agarose synthase from red algae
  • Profiling vitamin k levels by mass spectromtry in plants and food products

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