Engineering
Biosynthetic
Pathways




Plants are sources of an outstanding number of valuable secondary metabolites, which have important functions such as host defense from pathogens and herbivores. In addition, plant secondary metabolites impact human health. For example, most flavonoids are strong antioxidants and several flavonoids are implicated in preventing cancer growth and interfering with viral infections. Our group has constructed the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway in yeast.