About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to collect selected contributions from ASPL2019, the 8th Asian-Oceanian Symposium on Plant Lipids, held in Canberra, Australia, on November 19th-22th, 2019.
The world is facing an increasing need to raise oil production to meet expanding market demands for food, feed, fuel, and industrial materials. Plant lipids, through oil crops and algal oils, provide a sustainable route to address future demand in light of diminishing mineral oil reserves, growing world population, and a changing climate.
The 2019 ASPL conference is organized by the leading CSIRO plant lipid scientists and metabolic engineers who have developed the DHA canola and the Super-High Oleic Safflower as novel generation oil crops. Both crops that are slated for commercialization this year and demonstrate the triple bottom impact of plant lipid research.
The scope of the ASPL conference proceedings will cover a broad range of both fundamental and applied research topics related to plant and algal lipid metabolism including synthesis of membrane and storage lipids, physiological functions such as phospholipid signaling, recent biotechnological advances, and metabolic engineering breakthrough developments. The increasing importance of detailed lipid fingerprinting to improve our understanding of the plant lipidome composition will also be highlighted. Finally, a dedicated session will cover recent strides in the application of synthetic biology principles to fast-track plant and algal lipid metabolic engineering.
Contributions in the following areas are welcome:
- Plant and algal lipid biosynthesis and metabolism
- Functions and physiology of lipids in plant and algae
- Synthetic biology for lipids
- Lipidomics and lipid analysis
- Storage lipids and vegetable oil production
- Lipids biotechnology
Keywords: Plant lipid, Algal lipid, Lipid metabolism, Lipid biotechnology, Vegetable oil, ASPL2019
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