Scientist Kasia Gurzawska from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham works with plant biologists from Copenhagen to find carbohydrates that help to grow bone. These complex pectin molecules are called Rhamnogalacturonan-I (or RG-I) and can be isolated from a wide range of plants, such as potatoes, apples and lupin. The structure of RG-I can be imaged with Atomic Force and Scanning Electron Microscopy and will be shown at the art-science exhibition.


Open workshop on 12th March 2019 2-5pm with a chance to talk with the researchers involved in the project. Join Kasia to discover carbohydrates that help to grow bone through doing some hands on molecular modelling. All welcome, FREE.