Research Seminar: Dr Nicola Patron - Earlham Institute, Norwich
Dr Nicola Patron hosted by Dr Heather Whitney
G13/14 Seminar Room
Recoding Plant Metabolism
Plants provide the potential for rapid production of complex molecules from water and light but, until recently, we lacked the tools and data necessary for complex engineering of plant systems. The application of engineering principles to plant biology has enabled us to establish platforms for high-throughput automated experimentation at nanoscales. We are combining these technologies with genome editing and comparative genomics to investigate how regulatory functions are encoded in plant DNA. We are applying our knowledge to engineer plants as photosynthetic biomanufacturing platforms and to improve agricultural and nutritional traits in crops.
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