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Current Lab Members

Caspar Donnison

Email: C.Donnison@soton.ac.uk

Working on the NERC-funded 'ADVENT' project, to investigate the natural capital implications of bioenergy policy in the UK, specifically a BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) scenario.

Jack Bailey-Bale

Email: jbb2g13@soton.ac.uk

First year PhD student using the CRISPR/Cas genome editing approach to research the impact of candidate genes for yield and drought tolerance in Populus nigra as a bioenergy crop.

Sebastien Dunnett

Email: S.Dunnett@soton.ac.uk

Conservation scientist studying the impacts of energy scenarios on global biodiversity. Background in sustainability consultancy, with two years’ experience working at UNEP-WCMC in Cambridge.

Reem Aldawai

Email: raad1g15@soton.ac.uk

Developing Phenotyping and Genotyping a Germplasm Collection of Novel Watercress from the Middle East.

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Michael Allwright

Email: M.R.Allwright@soton.ac.uk

A First year PhD student working on Improving poplar for biofuel applications: understanding the genetic basis of saccharification to improve the economy, efficiency and sustainability of bioethanol production.

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Zoe Harris

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PhD student - ETI. Working on greenhouse gas balance of bioenergy crops.

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Dr Rob Holland

Email: R.A.Holland@soton.ac.uk

Post Doctoral Research Fellow developing a global framework for quantifying the ecosystem service impacts of oil and biofuel production.

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Jack Townsend

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PhD student - EPSRC. Working on webscience and climate change.

Alex

Alex Watson-Lazowski

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PhD Student - NERC. Working on adaptation to high CO2.

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Billy Valdes

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Plant Project Technician (WATBIO, MAGLUE and general Taylor lab activity)

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Dr Hazel Smith

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WATBIO - developing understanding of drought tolerance using the bioenergy species black poplar.

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Dr Suzanne Milner

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Plant biology project technician (MAGLUE, Carbo-BioCrop, ELUM and general Taylorlab activity).

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Joseph Jenkins

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PhD student utilizing next generation sequencing and bioinformatics to determine the effects of biochar on soil microorganisms.

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Dr Giovanni Emiliani

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Genome wide association genetics in poplar for biomass and biofuels production improvement.

Graham

Annabelle Damerum

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Working towards understanding the biochemical and biophysical basis of shelf life in lettuce, providing underpinning tools for molecular breeding funded by Vitacress salads, Sainsbury’s and Shamrock Seeds.

Nikol Voutsina

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Vitacress-funded PhD student investigating the watercress genome and developing tools for molecular breeding.

Libby Rowland

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PhD student working to improve the water sustainability and quality of potted herbs through better crop irrigation scheduling.

Elizabeth Arnold

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PhD student – BBSRC. Working on improving the shelf-life of baby salad leaves.

Kevin Staniland

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PhD student working on adaptations to elevated CO2.

Jasmine Saban

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PhD student - SPITFIRE DTP, Researching plant adaptation to elevated carbon dioxide using a population genomics approach.

Anna

Anna Page

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PhD student - Using aubergine domestication as a model for evolution, with a focus on NGS and population genetics.