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Katie Higginbottom, Laboratory Team Member

Katie graduated from a 4 year Integrated Masters degree in Biology at the University of Manchester in 2018. Katie’s PhD project, “Optimising a universal plant transformation system for orphan crops”, is supervised by Dr Heather Whitney, with Professor Carmen Galan and Professor Keith Edwards. The aim of the project is to optimise a novel carbon nanomaterial based plant transformation system to allow: universal usage across plant species, transformation of orphan crops (i.e Sorghum), increased speed of obtaining successful transformants, increased efficiency of transformation, increased transformation possibilities.