Staff Profile

Dr Isabel Moller
Business Manager
New Cultivar Innovation, Food Innovation

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Dr Isabel Moller


PhD, Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Isabel's responsibilities are to provide business support for the scientists within the Breeding & Genomics and Food Innovation portfolios at Plant & Food Research. She is responsible for DNA sequencing contracts with our external service providers and works with project leaders and industry representatives to identify opportunities to apply Plant & Food Research science so that it delivers benefit to New Zealand.


2012-2014 Strategy Analyst, Fonterra, New Zealand
2012-2012 Scientist, Fonterra, New Zealand
2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2004-2008 PhD candidate, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Key Publications

Lampugnani, ER; Moller, IE; Cassin, A; Jones, DF; Koh, PL; Ratnayake S; Beahan, CT; Wilson, SM; Bacic, A; Newbigin E. 2013. Invitro Grown Pollen Tubes of Nicotiana alata Actively synthesis as Fucosylated Xyloglucan. PLoS ONE, 8, e77140.
Moller, IE; Pettolino, F A; Hart C; Lampugnani, E R; Willats, WGT; Bacic A. 2012, Glycan Profiling of Plant Cell Wall Polymers using Microarrays. J Vis Exp. 2012 Dec 17;(70):e4238.
Conn, SJ.; Gilliham, M; Athman, A; Schreiber, AW; Baumann, U; Moller IE; Cheng, NH; Stancombe, MA; Herschi, KD; Webb, AA; Burton, R; Kaiser, BN; Tyerman, SD; Leigh, RA. 2011. Cell-Specific Vacuolar Calcium Storage Mediated by CAX1 Regulates Apoplastic Calcium Concentration, Gas Exchange, and Plant Productivity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 240-257. Moller, IE.; De Fine Licht, HH; Harholt, J; Willats, WGT; Boomsma, JJ. 2011. The Dynamics of Plant Cell-Wall Polysaccharide Decomposition in Leaf-Cutting Ant Fungus Gardens. PLoS ONE, 6, e17506.
Jensen, JK; Sorenson, SO; Harholt, J; Genshi, Nl Sakurangi, Y; Moller, IE; Zandleven, J; Bernal, AJ; Jensen, NB; Sorensen, C; Pauly, M; Beldman, G; Willats, WGT; Scheller, HV. 2008. Identification of a xylogalacturonan xylosyltransferase involved in pectin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 20, 1289-1302.
Moller, IE; Marcus, S, SE; Haeger, A;Verhertbruggen, Y; Verhoef, R; Schols, H; Ulvskov, P; Mikkelsen, JD’ Knox, JP; Willats, WGT. 2008. High-throughput screening of monoclonal antibodies against plant cell wall glycans by hierarchical clustering of their carbohydrate microarray binding profiles. Glycoconjugate J. 2008 Jan;25(1):37-48
Moller, IE; Sorenson, I; Bernal, AJ; Blaukopf C; Lee, K; Obro, J; Pettolino, F; Roberts, A; Mikkelsen, JD; Knox, JP; Bacic, A; Willats, WGT. 2007. High-throughput mapping of cell-wall polymers within and between plants using novel microarrays. Plant J. Volume: 50, 1118-1128.