Plant Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology Group

Plant biotechnology and synthetic biology interest group

Group Convenor: Claire Halpin (The University of Dundee, UK)

This special interest group provides a forum for researchers interested in any aspect of plant biotechnology including applications in model species, algae, crops and trees. It will be of interest to those working on the development of techniques and technologies to enable the manipulation of plants (e.g. gene editing, synthetic biology) as well as to those pursing specific applications of plant biotechnology (e.g. to produce biofuels, biomaterials, biofortified food, therapeutics, high value chemicals, environmental sensors, phytoremediation, more resilient lower input crops etc). The special interest group supports and encourages applications for plant biotechnology-focussed sessions at the SEB Annual Meeting and satellite meetings.