Skip to main content
Dr Lorenz Fuchs

Dr Lorenz Fuchs

Research Associate

School of Biosciences

Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Research Overview

My primary research interests concern the biosynthesis of menthol in the genus Mentha. Using the knowledge of the menthol biosynthesis pathway in Mentha spp. my work aims to increase the overall essential oil yield, and to improve the composition through downregulation of undesirable side products.

2019 - Ph.D - Manipulating Meiotic Recombination in Grasses: Development of a CRISPR/Cas9 Pipeline in Lolium - Aberystwyth University

2015 - M.Sc. - Distinction - Human and Molecular Genetics - University of Sheffield

2014 - B.Sc. (Hons) - First Class -  Applied Science - University of Cumbria

Honours and awards

2018 - JSPS Short Term Postdoctoral Fellowship: Awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, this provided funding for a three month tenure at Miyagi University, Japan.

2017 - Junior Scientist Travel Grant: Awarded from the Genetics Society to present a poster at the EMBO 2017 Meiosis Conference in Hvar, Croatia.

Professional memberships

2018 - Present: Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)

2018 - Present: Member of the JSPS Alumni Association

2017 - Present: Member of the Genetics Society

Areas of expertise

External profiles

Research links