Levity are pleased to announce that Dr Antje Fiebig will be working with Levity for six months, on an ambitious programme of research investigating new applications for titanium in agricultural crops.

Dr Fiebig gained a BSc in Horticulture from the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, Germany, doing her dissertation research in Japan. After completing her PhD, funded by the Horticultural Development Company, she stayed on at the Lancaster Environment Centre as a research associate.

The project, funded by EPSRC IAA seed funding grant, will be jointly supervised by David Marks of Levity CropScience and Dr Ian Dodd of Lancaster University.

David Marks of Levity said “Levity have been researching the effects of titanium on plants, and the potential for new agricultural products for several years now. This EPSRC funding will allow us to build on our work, and hopefully will result in new products” he added “Levity and Lancaster University have a longstanding history of research collaboration, and we look forward to welcoming Antje to our research team.