Agrisera engaged in Physcomitrella proteomics
Agrisera, a world-leading SME in plant-specific antibodies, is closely collaborating with Professor Ralf Reski, a world-leading expert in moss systems biology, to develop and to test moss-specific antibodies for quantitative proteomics.
These antibodies are going to be used in the framework of the Freiburg Initiative for Systems Biology (FRISYS) for quantitative proteomics of Physcomitrella and will be sold by Agrisera. Intensive work on the project is currently conducted in Reski's Plant Biotechnology group at the University of Freiburg (Germany). First results are going to be made public in January 2010.
The moss Physcomitrella has been developed by a fast growing scientific community as a model plant with implications for basal as well as applied research. The latter includes identification of genes for crop improvement and the production of complex biopharmaceuticals in the moss bioreactor.