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Professor Anne Osbourne

Research Group Leader
Plant natural products and root microbiomes

Anne investigates plant natural product biosynthesis.

Anne’s discovery that the genes for many of these pathways are organised in clusters in plant genomes like ‘beads on a string’ has greatly accelerated the ability to find new pathways and chemistries of potential importance for the development of drugs and other useful compounds.

She has also developed a synthetic biology platform for rapid gram-scale production, using triterpenes as an exemplar.

  • Triterpene biosynthesis, enzyme and pathway discovery
  • Genome mining for natural product pathways
  • Production of natural products and analogs for drug and chemical discovery programmes

Visit Anne’s website here