Claire Halpin

Claire Halpin

Claire Halpin

Plant Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology Group Convenor

Claire is Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Dundee. Her research focuses on plant cell walls, particularly lignin biosynthesis, and on manipulating these plant components using molecular genetics and plant biotechnology in order to learn more about them. The translational push behind some of her work is to identify how crop biomass can be improved for agricultural and industrial processes. She therefore also has an interest in developing enabling technologies to allow such plant manipulations. Claire did her undergraduate degree in Botany at University College Dublin and her PhD in plant cell biology at the universities of Warwick and Leicester. Following her PhD she worked for 6 years at Zeneca Plant Sciences where her keen interest in many aspects of plant biotechnology developed. In Dundee, she works within the university’s Division of Plant Sciences which is based at the near-by James Hutton Institute where Claire has many collaborations with crop scientists.

Claire Halpin
University of Dundee at JHI
Errol Road
Invergowrie
Dundee
United Kingdom
Email: c.halpin@dundee.ac.uk


c.halpin@dundee.ac.uk
c.halpin@dundee.ac.uk