A new dawn for sustainable agrochemicals?
Plant Impact plc, the first LEC based company to float on an open stock market, is engaged in three projects with LEC aiming to determine the mechanisms by which specific chemicals regulate crop development.
The AIM (Alternative Investment Market) listed agrichemicals business, specialises in environmentally safe agrochemicals for improving crop health, yield and quality. LEC's internationally recognised plant scientists are using the centre's prestigious laboratories and plant growth facilities to test how the chemicals interact with the plant physiology.
The projects have involved an investigation of the physiology and molecular biology of crops grown under stress. The project has provided a detailed understanding of how the products work and has been used to support patent applications and marketing literature.
Plant Impact's move to LEC has increased the volume of interactions with academic staff and tripled the volume of potential projects under consideration.
The outcomes of the research have been very interesting for Plant Impact. The results have not only shown how specific chemicals affect crop development but have also demonstrated interesting effects using combinations of chemicals. This knowledge will dramatically increase future crop yields and quality.
Fri 18 July 2008
In this report we provide some case studies of our work with external partners during 2013-2014. Read about R&D opportunities with China, new science and technology start-up companies, research with IBM, Booths and regional Small and Medium Enterprises, seed funding for new products and processes, new facilities for hire, free events and training, new companies on campus, plugging the data science skills gap, the Engineering Design Academy, and much more...
Tue 20 January 2015
The Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Peter M Atkinson has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Mon 05 January 2015
Police and intelligence agencies around the world have for almost 100 years relied on lie-detectors to help convict criminals or unearth spies and traitors.
Mon 05 January 2015
The Faculty’s seven departments have been recognised for demonstrating research of 3* and 4* world-leading and internationally excellent standard in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Fri 19 December 2014