Felix Richter is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering and aligned with the Grantham Institute's Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP at Imperial College London. In the group of Dr Claire Stanley he investigates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) using self-manufactured microfluidic devices. (AMF) form one of the most important classes of soil fungi, colonising roots of more than 80% of all plant species on Earth. They contribute to carbon storage, the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions as well as bioremediation. AMF also have the potential to reduce the need for fertilisers and pesticides, increasing the sustainability and environmental impacts of agriculture.
Before joining Imperial, Felix obtained a BSc and an MSc (Distinction) in Biotechnical Chemistry from Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. His dissertation was focussed on investigating microspore-derived embryogenesis in Brassica napus using droplet-based microfluidics.