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LST expands team with new Plant Scientist appointment

LST expands team with new Plant Scientist appointment

Leading Agtech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has announced the appointment of Laura Briers as Plant Scientist, to help further drive its award-winning science and technology-based innovation in horticulture.

Laura, a PhD researcher in Plant Physiology at the University of Nottingham, joins the team to help drive LST’s continuous efforts to improve plant performance for sustainable, indoor farming across vertical farming, greenhouses and polytunnels. She will be based at LST’s onsite laboratory facilities at Hilton Business Park in Derby.

A first-class graduate in Biological Sciences from Plymouth university, Laura has held previous appointments as Research Scientist at the University of Nottingham and also at University of Exeter where she won an award for her studies in molecular biology.

She has also completed a PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certification in Project Management, fuelled by her interest in industry applied science.

Simon Deacon, CEO and founder of LST, commented:

“Laura’s addition to our pool of scientific expertise is an important one. It signals to our partners and customers that we’re serious about establishing an advanced, leading edge with our plant science products and technologies to help indoor farmers grow more, with less.”

Laura said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work alongside wider projects involving crop testing. What drew me to LST was its conscious sustainable ethos – not just through optimising crop growth within an environment that doesn’t rely on the planet’s diminishing resources, but also through using its own manufactured, recyclable lighting product to achieve this. I am relishing working with a company that will make a significant, positive impact on the future of our food system.”

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