Title: "High-throughput analytical technology for the ionomics of model organisms"
Speaker: John Danku, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Purdue University
Place: HORT 117; November 17, 2009, Tuesday, 4:30pm


Ionomics, the study of the ionome, involves the quantitative and simultaneous measurement of the elemental composition of living organisms and changes in this composition in response to physiological stimuli, developmental state, and genetic modifications. Ionomics requires the application of high-throughput elemental analysis technologies and their integration with both bioinformatic and genetic tools. Most ionomic analyses are generally comparative and performed over a timescale of hours to years. Analytical standardization across time and distance is crucial right from the growth stage through chemical analysis. In this presentation we highlight high-throughput elemental profiling methodologies for the analyses of yeast, Arabidopsis and rice.

Associated Reading:
David E. Salt, Ivan Baxter and Brett Lahner. Ionomics and the Study of the Plant Ionome. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 2008, 59,709-733.

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