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Dr. Setsuko Komatsu Visits WBG
Update time: 2012-11-06
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Dr. Setsuko Komatsu, professor of plant proteomics at National Institute of Crop Science (Japan) visited Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (WBGCAS) on August 4. Her visit was at the invitation of Dr. YANG Pingfang.

The purpose of Dr. Setsuko Komatsu’s visit was to carry a joint research project with Plant Reproductive Biology Group. During her visit, Dr. Komatsu gave a lecture to the graduate students and an academic talk to the researchers of WBGCAS. In her talk, she introduced the concept, techniques of plant proteomics, as well as the studies they have conducted on soybeans under flooding stress. Scientists from other universities and institutes also came to WBGCAS to attend the academic talk, and discussed with her on some research topics.

Dr. Setsuko Komatsu is a head of laboratory at National Institute of Crop Science and a professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan. She is a visiting professor of WBGCAS. She obtained her Ph.D. from Meiji Pharmaceutical University. Since 1990s, she started working on plant proteomics using protein sequencer and mass spectrometry at National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences. From 2006, she is doing research by a present official position. Her main research interests are within the field of crop proteomics, biochemistry and molecular biology with a special focus on signal transduction in cell.

Dr. Setsuko Komatsu delivering lecture (Photo by WBG)

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