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People

Dr Jon Pittman

Lecturer

Jon Pittman is a Lecturer in the Cellular Systems Section of the Faculty of Life Sciences. He is also the Programme Director for the Plant Science and Cell Biology BSc degrees.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Energy
Water

Connections

Research

Biofuels

Faculty of Life Sciences Research Project. Research into algae that might accumulate toxic metals, with potential to decontaminate water sources using such algae. Also biofuel generation from microalgae

http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/research/researchgroups/environmentalrese...

Group

energy@manchester

AKA Manchester Energy. From underpinning strategic research to the transfer of technology into the marketplace, the University of Manchester has a range of world-class activities supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.

Keywords: 
Energy, Energy industry, Energy storage, Cogeneration, Interdisciplinary

Group

Cell Organisation and Dynamics

Our group brings together researchers investigating various aspects of cell organisation and dynamics. A major focus is to understand the mechanisms underlying the biosynthesis, targeting and trafficking of proteins within the cell. We also investigate membrane and cytoskeletal dynamics, intracellular ion homeostasis and the cellular processes responsible for plant growth and development. A major goal is to decipher how defects in these processes leads to disease.

Keywords: 
Biology

Group

Plant Sciences

Plants form the basis of life on Earth...

They are essential to us as food and their domestication was a primary driving factor in the birth of civilisation. Now, with the rising world population and climate change increasing the frequency of crop failures, food supply is becoming a key issue throughout the world. At the same time, plants are playing a growing role in meeting our energy needs and have enormous potential as sources of novel compounds.

Keywords: 
Plants, Plant science, Biology, Climate change

Group

Environment, Ecology and Evolution

The Environment, Ecology and Evolution Group focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges. The food we eat, the water we drink and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities we lose the services that nature provided for free. Our expanding cities have become ecosystems in their own right with their own unique urban ecology.

Keywords: 
Food, Water, Environmental biology, Biology, ecosystem services, Climate change, Biodiversity

Group

Environment and Ecology

The Faculty of Life Science's Environment and Ecology research theme (Directed by Prof Richard Preziosi) focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges.

The food we eat, the water we drink, and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities, we lose the services that nature provided for free.

Keywords: 
Environment, Ecology, Biology, Biodiversity

Group

The Centre for the Genetics of Ecosystem Services

The Centre brings together researchers from within the Faculty of Life Sciences with expertise in ecosystem service measurement and ecological community genetics. This fusion of expertise allows us to answer fundamental questions linking genetic variation and evolutionary processes to the functioning of biotic communities and the delivery of fundamental ecosystem services.

The Centre aims to work collaboratively with other academics, industries and government bodies to address both the fundamental science and the societal impact of ecosystem services.

Keywords: 
ecosystem services, Environment, Climate change, Environmental biology

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources