07 February 2017
Two Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants to Copenhagen Plant Science Centre
“Green Specialists” and “Cynthetica” are the titles of the two Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded projects that will support the research of postdoc James Behrendorff and Julie Zedler in Copenhagen Plant Science Centre.
James Behrendorff and Julie Zedler have each received an Individual Fellowship Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant from the EU Commission. James is a postdoc in Mathias Pribil’s research group in CPSC and Julie Zedler will join the group of Poul Erik Jensen after having finished her PhD at the University of Kent this spring. The projects are:
“Green Specialists” - James Behrendorff
Chimeric plants present a great platform for future sustainable chemical production having the potential to contain specialized production cells in addition to natural wild-type tissue. By addressing the ability to produce these plants through developmentally programmed gene knock-outs, the Green-Specialists project will advance this new aspect of plant engineering.
The MSCA-IF grant will support the research made by postdoc James Behrendorff and his supervisor Associate Professor Mathias Pribil at Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
“Cynthetica” - Julie Zedler
A major drawback of sustainable biotechnological production through the use of cyanobacteria is low productivity. This obstacle is addressed by the Cynthetica project, which will develop two separate universally applied tools to raise the production yield, through optimization of photosynthesis and storage, respectively.
The MSCA-IF grant will support the research made by Ph.D. Julie Annemarie Zita Zedler and her supervisor Professor Poul Erik Jensen at Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.