Dieuwertje van Esse – van der Does is the Programme Manager for OpenPlant.
OpenPlant is a joint initiative between the John Innes Centre, the University of Cambridge and the Earlham Institute, funded by the BBSRC and EPSRC as part of the UK Synthetic Biology for Growth programme.
OpenPlant aims to develop open technologies and responsible innovations for industrial biotechnology and sustainable agriculture through the following activities:
- Developing new tools and methods for plant synthetic biology
- Providing mechanisms for open sharing of standardised resources
- Applying these tools to world-leading projects in trait development
- Facilitating interdisciplinary exchange, outreach and international development