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Dr Jenny Molloy

Dr Jenny Molloy

Shuttleworth Fellow, Open Bioeconomy Lab

Enzyme Manufacturing

Molecular Diagnostics

Open Source in the Bioeconomy

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 66546


Jenny studies the role and impact of open approaches to intellectual property for a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy. In particular she researches the potential for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. This work combines technical development using synthetic biology-based platform technologies with qualitative research on challenges faces by molecular biologists globally through interviews and case studies.   

She is also a founding Director of three not-for-profit organisations: Biomakespace, a community laboratory in Cambridge; Beneficial Bio, a social franchise to improve the reagent supply chain to resource-constrained labs in Africa and Latin America; and the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, which undertakes research programmes and community management programmes convening those actively using and developing open source hardware for research and education.

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