The ChemBioPlants Network
Agriculture, exploitation of plant natural products, bioenergy and the relationship between food and health.
ChemBioPlants is an Oxford University network to facilitate research at the interface between plant sciences and chemistry / biochemistry. The network is designed to foster and support new collaborations between plant scientists and colleagues in chemistry, biochemistry and other disciplines. Through regular events, ChemBioPlants provides a forum through which researchers can explore ideas and identify projects where complementary approaches will be advantageous. Such interdisciplinary research will be able to help address issues of global importance such as food security, sustainable agriculture, exploitation of plant natural products, bioenergy and the relationship between food and health.
Three networking events have been held with with short talks and poster sessions from across the Departments. The network has been able to provide small grants to kick-start new collaborative projects, all of which are now under way.
The network will continue to seek ways to pump-prime collaborative research and will continue to organise networking events. This website will act as a focal point for Oxford researchers with interests in this research interface, as well as news, funding opportunities and information about future events.