Abi Aspen Glencross is a PhD student studying cellular agriculture in the Tissue Engineering & Biphotonics department at King’s College. Her specific research focuses on creating thick muscle tissue to produce a steak. Cellular Agriculture is an academic discipline that focuses on the farming of agricultural products from cells rather than plants or animals.
Her research is funded by the US charity New Harvest which supports cellular agricultural projects around the world. Her thesis advisors are Lucy Di-Silvio’s of King’s College, UK and Mark Post of Maastricht University, NL.
Abi graduated with a MEng Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath in 2014. She now lives in London where her endevours encompass cross-discipline research; creating exhibitions to blur the lines between art and science; and co-running the magazine ONIN.London.