Editorial Board
The Plant Metabolic Network editorial board is an international assemblage of some of the world-class experts and leaders in varied domains of plant primary and secondary metabolism.

Our board provides overall vision and guidance to the PMN project and plays an active role in ensuring the high quality of the information present in the PMN.

More specifically, editors may review curated pathways for their accuracy and coverage before they are published online, either directly or via solicitation to other experts. They may also identify missing pathways and enzymes and inform curators of literature references to be used for curating new pathways or updating existing pathways.

Primary Metabolism

Amines and Polyamines
  • Markus Piotrowski - Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Amino Acids

  • Maor Bar-Peled - Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, USA

Cofactors, Prostethic Groups, and Electron Carriers
  • Tadhg Begley - Texas A&M University, USA
  • Dean Dellapenna - Michigan State University, USA
  • Nick Smirnoff - University of Exeter, UK
  • Alison Smith - University of Cambridge, UK
  • Takashi Hashimoto - Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Fatty Acids and Lipids
  • Ed Cahoon - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Jan Jaworski - Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
  • Basil Nikolau - Iowa State University, USA
  • Ruth Welti - Kansas State University, USA

Hormones and Regulators
  • Sue Abrams - National Research Council-Plant Biotechnology Institute, Canada
  • Jerry Cohen - University of Minnesota, USA
  • Mary Wildermuth - University of California, Berkeley, USA

Nucleosides and Nucleotides
  • Rita Zrenner - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

Secondary Metabolism

  • Peter Facchini - University of Calgary, Canada

  • Erich Grotewold - Ohio State University, USA
  • Lloyd Sumner - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
  • Brenda Winkel - Virginia Tech, USA
  • Oliver Yu - Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

  • Clint Chapple - Purdue University, USA
  • David Gang - University of Arizona, USA

Plant Volatiles
  • Eran Pichersky - University of Michigan, USA

  • Jonathan Page - National Research Council-Plant Biotechnology Institute, Canada
  • Mark Lange - Washington State University, USA

  • Wolf Frommer - Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

We are grateful to these distinguished individuals for their contributions!

Emeriti board members
  • In Memoriam - Joachim Schroeder - University of Freiburg, Germany
    We thank Dr. Schroeder for his advice on polyketides. He passed away in March of 2011.