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Natural Material Innovation

Sustainable Living

Name Office phone Email address Job titles
Professor Oren A. Scherman Director of Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Chair in polymer chemistry
Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley
Dr Darshil U. Shah 01223760124 University Lecturer in Materials (Fixed-term)

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Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Come visit us at our 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, London from the 1st to 7th July 2019 (10am to 6pm)

New insight into the structure of building blocks of plant biomass.

6 November 2018

In a paper recently published in Plant Physiology we investigate the structure and function of one of an important component of plant biomass – galactoglucomannan (GGM). The GGM is a polysaccharide, a polymer made from multiple sugar molecules joined together. It is one of the principal components of softwood, wood from...