How biology can provide solutions to climate change and fossil fuel
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- Professor Louise Horsfall
Louise Horsfall, Chair of Sustainable Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh, is interested in applying synthetic biology to improve the sustainability of biological processes and products.
She is the elected co-chair of the Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section of the European Federation of Biotechnology, a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland, the Science for Sustainability theme lead at the University of Edinburgh and was the recipient of the University’s 2015 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award. Louise was awarded a 5-year Fellowship in Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience by the EPSRC in 2017 and has been investigating the recycling and reuse of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles with the Faraday Institution since 2018.
Face the Facts
Meet some of Scotland’s leading climate researchers talking about their work in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Science Advisory Council and Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society are collaborating to highlight Scottish research and science and its contribution to understanding and tackling climate change. A broad range of researchers and practitioners in Scotland whose work relates to the Earth’s climate are being interviewed in the lead up to COP26.