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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Biological Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Plant Biology

PI: Igor Libourel

General Preliminary Computational Work for Flux Balance Analysis, Metabolic Flux Analysis, and Metabolic Modeling

All organisms, from prokaryotic to mammalian, share a similar central metabolism. This metabolic core functions as a highly optimized machinery that supplies cellular building blocks. The Libourel laboratory is interested in the design principles of this core metabolism. The aim is to discover novel metabolic function by understanding what metabolism has been optimized for. This knowledge is brought into practice by determining which parameters should be considered in metabolic engineering efforts.

Group Members

Eli Krumholz, Undergraduate Student
Aditi Srivastava, Graduate Student