Welcome to Odd-Arne Olsen´s lab

Our focus is on the function of the DEK1 calpain in land plant develpment and evolution, endosperm developmental biology including transcriptomics and bread wheat genomics and evolution.

We apply multi-disciplinary approaches to address core problems in our research areas with collaborators possessing relevant technical and intellectual expertise.

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Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Odd-Arne Olsen's lab

Our projects

DEK 1

We aim to contribute to the understanding of DEK1 function by determining the structure of DEK1 protein and to identify its calpain substrate(s).

Endosperm development

During our long lasing interest in nuclear endosperm we have addressed a number of aspects, including the biochemistry of starch synthesis, cell biology, genetics, developmental biology ...

Wheat genomics

The bread wheat was one of the last of the large international cereal crops to be sequenced owing to its allohexaploid genome with a very high content of repetitive DNA.

Team leader

Odd-Arne Olsen

Odd-Arne Olsen

Professor
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
IPV
N-1430 Ås
Husdyrfagbygget H 149

Research Area

Development biology and evolution of land plants, endosperm biotechnology and bread wheat genomics

Research Description

We apply multi disciplinary approaches to address core problems in our research areas with collaborators possessing relevant technical and intellectual expertise. Our focus is on the function of the DEK1 calpain in land plant development and evolution, endosperm developmental biology including transcriptomics and bread wheat genomics and evolution.