The Molecules from Nature ISP research comprises four themes.
These themes will provide a foundation for the design and development of new molecules, and improve our understanding of pathways and production systems of economic and societal value.
In this Theme we discover new plant and microbial products, elucidate how they are synthesized in the producing organisms, and use this information to design new products of value to humankind.
Theme Leader: Prof Mark Buttner
In this Theme we discover the biological functions and contexts in which valuable products are made and diversified in plants and microbes.
In this Theme we seek to understand the factors that determine the nutritional value of crops, and use this information to support studies of human nutrition and the breeding of nutritionally-improved crops.