Plant Walls, Metabolism & Bioinformatics


The Unit Usadel-lab has interestes in Plant Cell walls, sugar metabolism and bioinformatics. It tries to combine these topics to be able to contribute to the sustainable use of renewable ressources like the plant cell wall both for a material and an energetic use.

The lab is a collaborative lab between the RWTH Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Jülich IBG-2.

Its main research topics are:

  • The effect of Cabon Status on carbohydrates and the cell wall (Wormit)
  • Cell Wall and Seed Mucilage Biosynthesis
  • Network reconstruction, network learning and biological pathways

Prof. Dr. Björn Usadel