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Sowing the Seeds of the Next Green Revolution

17 March 2016, 7:00pm
at D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee
for scientists, students and interested parties
Professor Claire Halpin (courtesy University of Dundee)

How can mankind meet the challenges of achieving food and fuel security in a growing world without destroying the planet? Come and hear emerging ideas on how to use plants to sustainably produce food, fuels and chemicals while mitigating climate change, and learn about new crop breeding technologies that might allow us to achieve that.

Claire Halpin is Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Head of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee. Her research focuses on the biosynthesis of lignin, an essential component of many plant cell walls where it waterproofs and rigidifies the structure and may also suggest ways of allowing plant materials to be used to make biofuels and other industrial products.

The lecture is supported by the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.