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Biotechnology and engineering

Headline research projects for this theme:

OpenPlant has built community standards for modular DNA parts, establishing an open source engineering platform for reprogramming plant growth using the simple lower plant, Marchantia polymorpha. Lead: Jim Haseloff.

Systems allowing small electrical devices to be powered from currents generated by photosynthetic microorganisms have been developed. Lead: Julian Hibberd.

A community-led effort to identify, characterize and generate standard DNA parts to facilitate genetic manipulation of the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Lead: Alison Smith

Defining the minimal set of genes required to engineer nitrogen-fixing symbioses into cereals. Lead: Giles Oldroyd.

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