Case Studies & Impact (HBio)

The discovery and design of new products, and the discovery of new uses for existing and novel products

We focus on research with global implications for human health and well-being, in particular on molecules with potential as anti-microbial and therapeutic agents and on the design of crop plants with improved nutrient contents.

Our research also contributes to the development of more sustainable agricultural and industrial practices, with positive environmental benefits.

Through collaborators, new compounds and enzymes will be tested for utility as environmentally-friendly agrichemicals, sustainable feedstocks and industrial catalysts. Our research on chemical interactions between soil organisms has huge potential for the development of new ways to maintain crop and soil health