Cellular Agriculture is an academic discipline that focuses on the farming of agricultural products from cells rather than plants or animals.

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Abi Glencross is a PhD student studying cellular agriculture in the Tissue Engineering & Biphotonics department at King’s College. Her specific research focuses on creating thick muscle tissue to produce a steak.

Cellular Agriculture is an academic discipline that focuses on the farming of agricultural products from cells rather than plants or animals. Her thesis advisors are Lucy Di-Silvio’s of King’s College, UK and Mark Post of Maastricht University, NL. Her research is funded by the US charity New Harvest which supports cellular agricultural projects around the world.

Abi graduated with a MEng Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath in 2014. In addition to engineering, she co-runs the online magazine ONIN London and has previous experience in events management, PR and social media.

She is also involved in science-art-engineering-design collaborations to further the field of cellular agriculture and immerse the general public in science. She is currently working with the likes of Somerset House, Nesta, Guerrilla Science, Shufflefest and The Odditorium.

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