Archive of Author | Charles Cotton

Dr. Charles Cotton is a biochemist working on synthetic metabolism in bacteria. In his current position at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (Germany) he is designing and implementing new pathways for the assimilation of one-carbon units in E. coli, with the aim of developing hybrid electrochemical-biological solutions to carbon dioxide capture and energy storage. He holds a Masters in Structural Biology (Imperial College London, UK) and wrote his Doctoral thesis (Imperial College London, UK) on the use of synthetic pathways for the improvement of carbon fixation in photosynthetic organisms.

Articles with Charles Cotton


Aesthetics get Synthetic: Knowledge Link through Art and Science – Charles Cotton

Aesthetics get Synthetic: Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. The innovative artist residency program brought professional artists into high-quality research groups and, by doing so, established a bridge between art, science and society. Knowledge Link through Art & Science (KLAS) fosters ArtSci exchanges and trans/disciplinary innovation and education whilst also creating a link between Synthetic Biology research groups in leading institutions.

Dr. Charles Cotton is a biochemist working on synthetic metabolism in bacteria. In his current position at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (Germany) he is designing and implementing new pathways for the assimilation of one-carbon units in E. coli, with the aim of developing hybrid electrochemical-biological solutions to carbon dioxide capture and energy storage.