Science on Sundays: Sweet science - ...

Paul Dupree
... how do plants spin sugars into fibres?

Join Paul Dupree from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge for this fifth talk in the series.

Plants turn sugars into fibres that give plants strength and shape. These fibres are important in our food, textiles, paper and buildings. We will see how recent discoveries reveal how the fibres are made and then woven into wood.

Free 30 minute talk starting 11am and repeated at 2pm.

Our seasonal series of Science on Sundays talks run each month between March - August. They bring the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.

The series is curated by the Garden's Director, Professor Beverley Glover.
11am & 2pm
Free talk
Normal Garden Admission applies
Booking Details
Science on Sundays are free, drop-in 30 minute talks suitable for 12+

Talks take place in the Garden Classroom.
No pre-booking required.
Event Category
All Events
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