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Carolina Feijao

Carolina Feijao

PhD student in Plant Biochemistry and Bioenergy, Dupree lab,

Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Carolina completed her BSc degree in Biology- Cellular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Lisbon. She then went on to study for an MSc degree in Quantitative Biology at Imperial College London. Her MSc dissertation focused on creating mathematical models for determining the sustainability of reptile farming to address the increase in meat demand from developing countries. This work resulted in a collaboration with the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (Chennai, India), where Carolina carried out field work. In 2012, Carolina joined the Biotechnology and BioSciences Research Council (BBSRC) Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Cambridge and she is working on her PhD project at the Dupree Group, Department of Biochemistry. Her project focuses on optimizing the conversion of crop waste material to biofuels.

Keywords

  • food security
  • crop production
  • second generation biofuels