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Department of Metabolic Biology

Head of Department Claire Domoney
Associate Head of Department Trevor Wang
Department Administrator

Helen Ghirardello

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Tel: +44 (0)1603 450581
Fax: +44 (0)1603 450014
Email: Helen Ghirardello


Metabolic Biology carries out research into fundamental aspects of plant metabolism in the broader context of plant biology.   Major challenges are to understand how plant metabolism changes in response to environmental stimuli and to investigate the mechanisms underpinning metabolic diversification.  

Research within Metabolic Biology spans biochemistry, cell biology, computational biology, molecular biology and genetics, working with both model and crop plants.  Collectively these activities provide a foundation for the development of sustainable agriculture and bio-based industries. 

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