Elucidating plant alkaloid biosynthesis
Dr B R Lichman, Dr W Unsworth
30 June 2020
PhD Research Project
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Self-Funded PhD Students Only
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Plants are capable of forming complex natural products from simple starting materials. Many of these natural products are bioactive, but access is limited as they are difficult to synthesise using organic chemistry and are present in small quantities in the natural source.