Plant-based biomaterials: engineering the future

I’m lucky enough to have been invited to write for The Biochemist Blog – an online sister publication to their popular in print magazine.

This edition they’re discussing biomaterials, so I jumped on board to share the newest insights into plant tissue engineering and repurposing in biology today.

You can find the article here.

I discuss apple pectins as bone in-growth promoters in dental implants, apple derived cellulose as a scaffold for cell colonisation, and re-purposing spinach leaves as a scaffold for heart tissue growth.

I’d love to hear your feedback!

Published by Emily May Armstrong

PhD student at the University of Glasgow, investigating epigenetic regulation of plant stress responses. Science communicator and outreach-er, disability advocate, fueled by coffee & peanut butter.

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