DIRECTORATE

Prof. ANGELA KARP

Director for Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships

Business Engagement and Commercialisation

BIOGRAPHY

Angela is Director for Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships at Rothamsted Research. She is leading the institute’s overall strategy on external engagement and partnerships, and is developing new mechanisms for collaborative innovation, including a new accelerator initiative (AgRIA) to co-develop innovative solutions with businesses to challenges in agri-food. Angela has more than 35 years’ experience in crop genetics and breeding for food and bio-renewables. Her recent research career focused on optimising the sustainable yield and composition of perennial biomass crops (especially willows) for bioenergy, biofuels and other industrial products, under low-input arable systems. She has more than 130 refereed publications, co-authored a text book on genetics, and is co-editor of books on genetics and bioenergy. In 2007, she received the Royal Agricultural Society of England Research Medal and, in 2008, the Alfred-Toepfer Prize for her research achievements.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
angela.karp@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 855

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Science project

        • Ionic liquid biorefining of lignocellulose to sustainable polymers

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1981 - PhD, Deparment of Agricultural Botany, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
        • 1978 - Bachelor of Science
        • Genetics (1st Class Honours), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • RCUK Energy Strategy Advisory Committee member