Designer Fibres: Manipulating the chemical composition of cotton fibre cell walls to produce fibres with novel properties

Principal Researcher

Dr Filomena Pettolino.

Executive Summary

This project is undertaking fundamental research into cotton fibres. It is making significant discoveries in regards to the chemical composition of fibre cell walls.

The results of this research may identify novel ways that the cotton fibre can be manipulated to compete against synthetic fibres.

Key highlights of the research have been: