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Dr. Fredy Altpeter

Professor, Molecular Genetics, Plant Breeding & Biotechnology

Dr. Altpeter's research program integrates translational genomics, molecular physiology and metabolic engineering for crop improvement and sustainable production of value added products. The approaches include precision genome editing, synthetic biology, and molecular dissection of regulatory networks. Re-designing photosynthesis, plant architecture and stress response pathways will enhance the productivity and persistence of commercially important grasses and will result in a more sustainable use of natural resources. Alternatively, quality improvement in biofuel feedstocks that are well adapted to stress can significantly increase their value. Metabolic engineering of high biomass crops like sugarcane or energycane will drive the emerging bioeconomy by generating next generation biofuels and chemicals. Risk assessment and development of risk management strategies are essential components of this molecular breeding program for grass improvement.

Fredy Altpeter in a lab coat, working on plants

Contact Information

altpeter@ufl.edu

352-273-3418

Office:
3085 McCarty Hall B
Gainesville, FL 32611

Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO Box 110500
3085 McCarty Hall B
Gainesville, FL 32611