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Wout Boerjan Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Belgium
2 protocols

Kathleen Piens Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent University, Belgium
1 protocol

Ruben Vanholme Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Belgium
2 protocols
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Arsalan Daudi Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
137 protocols

Elizabeth Libby Harvard Medical School
8 protocols

Jyotiska Chaudhuri The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
17 protocols

Samik Bhattacharya Department of Botany, Osnabrueck University, Germany
48 protocols

Rebecca Van Acker
  • Post-Doc, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Belgium
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • bio-energy, poplar, field trials, lignin, plant cell wall
Contributions
  • 1 Author merit
  • 4 Reviewer merit

Education

Doctor in Biotechnology, University of Ghent

Lab information

Wout Boerjans lab, VIB, Ghent, Belgium

Publications

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0092-1155

1 Protocol published
Saccharification Protocol for Small-scale Lignocellulosic Biomass Samples to Test Processing of Cellulose into Glucose
Authors:  Rebecca Van Acker, Ruben Vanholme, Kathleen Piens and Wout Boerjan, date: 01/05/2016, view: 2863, Q&A: 0
Second generation biofuels are derived from inedible lignocellulosic biomass of food and non-food crops. Lignocellulosic biomass is mainly composed of cell walls that contain a large proportion of cellulosic and hemicellulosic polysaccharides. An ...
4 Protocols reviewed
In vitro Microtubule Bundling Assay under Physiological Conditions
Authors:  Zach Geisterfer, Gin Tezuka and Li Tao, date: 04/05/2017, view: 931, Q&A: 0
Kinesins play a role in organizing the mitotic spindle through the crosslinking of microtubules (MTs), made possible through binding sites at opposite ends of the holoenzyme. Here, we developed a method to test kinesin MT crosslinking action under ...
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Acetyl Bromide Soluble Lignin (ABSL) Assay for Total Lignin Quantification from Plant Biomass
Authors:  William J. Barnes and Charles T. Anderson, date: 03/05/2017, view: 1370, Q&A: 0
Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, providing plants with mechanical support in secondary cell walls and defense against abiotic and biotic stresses. However, lignin also acts as a barrier to biomass saccharification for biofuel ...
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