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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact
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Plant and Algal Biotechnology is interested in developing synthetic biology tools to engineer photosynthetic organisms. Research in Cambridge is tackling several areas of plant and algal biotechnology, including the highly complex issue of bioenergy, with a holistic approach. We are bringing together a wide spectrum of experts, including biologists (plant scientists, biochemists and conservation scientists), engineers, chemical engineers and economists. In addition to bioenergy research we are interested in development of higher value compounds and chemicals using plants and algae as sustainable bio-factories.
Plant and algal biotechnology research in Cambridge brings together molecular biologists, physiologists, chemists, engineers and chemical engineers to facilitate the development of future biotechnology and bioenergy solutions. The University's researchs collaborate with industrial partners to test ideas.
Research groups working on Algal Biotechnology:
Current work falls into the following main topics:
We are also actively involved in increasing both energy awareness and public understanding of the opportunities and challenges biotechnology and bioenergy provide.
The current academic members of the consortium:
External collaborators include: