The next green movement: plant biology for the environment and sustainability (Jez JM, Lee SG, Sherp AM 2016 Science 353, 1241)

Plants are amazing chemists capable of generating an array of compounds with a range of biological activities. Understanding the biosynthesis of these compounds at a structural and mechanistic level is the foundation for manipulating their assembly either in vitro or in vivo. Our research employs biochemistry, protein engineering, and x-ray crystallography to investigate the molecular basis of biological processes in plants, microbes, and nematodes.