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Future developments in bioenergy

Describes how biochemistry will play a key role in scientific developments in bioenergy over the next 20-50 years.

Current global challenges include issues around global energy security, global food security and global water security. Here, we highlight how research involving biochemistry may be able to help identify solutions to some of these problems.

Professor David Richardson has been undertaking biochemistry research for nearly 30 years. In this film he describes his current research interests and explains how it has important implications for society. Professor Richardson is the Vice-Chancellor at UEA and he also leads a group of world-leading researchers based in the School of Biological Sciences at UEA. Details of some of his research is described in the web pages of the Nitric Oxide Research Alliance. A fuller description of Professor Richardson’s research is also available in the inaugural lecture that was delivered at UEA in 2016. (Note that this link takes you to a lecture that is about 75 minutes in length.)

Additional examples highlighted here include approaches to adapt plants to make foods more nutritious, and to develop them generate novel forms of high value products. These examples demonstrate a growing demand for skilled scientists who understand biochemistry because they will help develop new solutions to global challenges.

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Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

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