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Food research - Department of Chemistry

Project: Molecular heaters to boost crop growth (February 2019)

A €4.9m EU H2020 grant will enable a consortium of researchers from across Europe, to embark on a project called ‘Boostcrop’. They will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methodologies to design molecular heaters which will enhance crop growth under cold and freezing stress. The University of Warwick is the lead institution. More details can be found in the press release.

Publications Relevant to Food:

Baker, L. A., Staniforth, M., Flourat, A. L., Allais, F. and Stavros, V. G. (2018) 'Gas-solution phase transient absorption study of the plant sunscreen derivative methyl sinapate' ChemPhotoChem, 2: 1-7.

Horbury, M. D., Flourat, A. L., Greenough, S. E., Allais, F. and Stavros, V. G. (2018) 'Investigating isomer specific photoprotection in a model plant sunscreen' Chem. Comm., 54: 936-939.

Skelhon, T. S., Grossiord, N., Morgan, A. R. and Bon, S. A. F. (2012) 'Quiescent water-in-oil Pickering emulsions as a route toward healthier fruit juice infused chocolate confectionary' Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22.36: 19289.

Skelhon, T. S., Olsson, P. K. A., Morgan, A. R. and Bon, S. A. F. (2013) 'High internal phase agar hydrogel dispersions in cocoa butter and chocolate as a route towards reducing fat content' Food & Function, 4.9: 1314.

Song, L., Jenner, M., Masschelein, J., Jones, C., Bull, M., Harris, S., Hartkoorn, R., Vocat, A., Romero-Canelón, I., Coupland, P., Webster, P. G., Dunn, M., Weiser, R., Paisey, C., Cole, S., Parkhill, J., Mahenthiralingam, E. and Challis, G. (2017) 'Discovery and biosynthesis of gladiolin: a Burkholderia gladioli antibiotic with promising activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis' J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139.23: 7974-7981.