Structural biology, Molecular plant physiology, ecology


Charlie Cotton is a biochemist working on synthetic metabolism in bacteria. In his current position at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (Germany) he is designing and implementing new pathways for the assimilation of one-carbon units in E. coli, with the aim of developing hybrid electrochemical-biological solutions to carbon dioxide capture and energy storage. He holds a Masters in Structural Biology (Imperial College London, UK) and wrote his Doctoral thesis (Imperial College London, UK) on the use of synthetic pathways for the improvement of carbon fixation in photosynthetic organisms.