web site is designed to give you an insight to the project I am undertaking as
part of my PhD.
The main aim of this project is to further the understanding of lignin biosynthesis
and in doing so being able to manipulate the Oxidative Pentose Phosphate
Pathway (OPPP) a known bottle neck in lignin biosynthesis to increase its
content in wood.
I am under the supervision of Professor Quick
with funding provided by the British Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and my case partner Advanced
Technologies Cambridge (ATC)