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Cancelled - CambPlants Industrial Talk: Establishment of a plant glycobiotechnology company

Cambridge Glycoscience: Developing plant-based ingredients that replace sugar in food products
When Nov 15, 2018
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Department of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223330446
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*** This talk has been cancelled ***

Speakers:

Dr Tom Simmons, Founder & CEO of Cambridge Glycoscience

Tom has over 10 years of experience in carbohydrate biochemistry. He formerly held fellowships at the University of Cambridge and at the World Economic Forum and has advocated sugar reduction initiatives through Sky News and Channel 4 television appearances.

Professor Paul Dupree, Scientific Advisor, Cambridge Glycoscience 

Paul is a Professor of Plant Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. His lab performs cutting edge scientific research into the synthesis, function and use of plant fibres. For many years his lab led the UK's BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Sugars Programme.

 

About Cambridge Glycoscience:

The company was founded in 2017 by Dr Tom Simmons and Professor Paul Dupree from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Its mission is to develop functional food ingredients for a low-sugar, high-fibre, all-around healthy food system. Cambridge Glycoscience’s proprietary technology aims to disrupt the sugar industry by offering an economic incentive for sugar reduction by food and drink manufacturers in addition to the substantial public health benefit.

Cambridge Glycoscience was awarded a £60,000 grant by the Eastern Agri-Tech Grants Initiative to invest in the development of their sugar substitute technology. 

Read more:

https://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/food-and-beverage/sugar-substitute-technology-wins-scale-funding 

https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/news/cambridge-glycoscience-receives-agri-tech-grant-to-disrupt-the-sugar-industry

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