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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Shuttleworth Research Fellow - interests in open source in the bioeconomy and develop biotechnology tools that enable research and innovation to happen in resource-constrained contexts.


Dr Jenny Molloy is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, building technologies for an open, globally inclusive and equitable bioeconomy through the Open Bioeconomy Lab. She develops biomanufacturing tools and technologies that are sustainable by design and deployable in low-resource contexts. Her group also investigates the most effective ways that their research can make a positive impact in developing and emerging economies, particularly the effect of open licensing and collaborative development with end users. Jenny was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology,  chairs an independent multi-sectoral working group on Local Production and Diagnostic and has co-founded four social enterprises and nonprofits supporting the development and deployment of open source tools for science.

Shuttleworth Research Fellow
Coordinator, OpenPlant
Previous Coordinator, Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative
Dr Jenny  Molloy

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Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
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