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Intercropping’s effect on flavonoids – moving closer to a sustainable agriculture

PhD defence, Tuesday 19 September 2023, Ida Kristine Lysgaard Andersen

Photo: Ida Kristine Lysgaard Andersen

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Tuesday 19 September 2023,  at 12:30 - 14:30


Bygning 7613-C101, Auditorium, Aarhus Universitet, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse

During her PhD studies, Ida Kristine Lysgaard Andersen researched the effect of intercropping on the metabolome, specifically flavonoids, in narrow-leafed lupin and spring barley. Flavonoids are plan-specialised metabolites found in a variety of plant species, and they are involved in several plant functions, such as legume nodulation, plant defence and signalling. Ida Kristine Lysgaard Andersen studied how intercropping changes the concentration of multiple flavonoids in the shoots, roots and rhizosphere soil of narrow-leafed lupin and spring barley, as well as annotation of several new flavonoids never reported in lupin before.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of how the effect of intercropping on the metabolome can be utilised to facilitate the green transition in the agricultural production.
The PhD study was completed at The Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 at 12.30
Place: Building 7613-C101, Auditorium, Aarhus University, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
Title of PhD thesis: Elucidating the effect of intercropping on specialised metabolites in plants and soil using targeted and untargeted metabolomics

Contact information: Ida Andersen, e-mail: ida.andersen@agro.au.dk, tel.: +45 22 86 66 48

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Torgils Fossen, Department of Chemistry, University of Bergen, Norway

Affiliated Professor Kristian Fog Nielsen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Senior Principal Scientist, Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark)

Senior Researcher Fiona Hay (chair), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Inge S. Fomsgaard, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Senior Researcher Jim Rasmussen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.