Areas of Excellence

Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$47.25M

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Jiang Liwen)

The centre focuses on understanding the biogenesis and functions of three organelles, namely, Golgi, TGN and EXPO. This research will not only address the fundamental questions concerning organelle biogenesis and functions in important biological processes, such as cell wall formation and stress signaling pathways in plants, but will also have potential applications for the biotechnology industry in Hong Kong and China, including improving the value of plants as biofuel feedstocks and enhancing crop productivity in high-stress environments.