Tuesday 12th October, 7:30pm - TALK

Hosted by Science and Faith in Norfolk

 

How can food production be increased when the world is in stress from a changing climate?

Professor Cristobal Uauy from the John Innes Centre is Group Leader in Designing Future Wheat and Genes in the Environment. Focusing on using genetics and genomics to improve both yield and quality components in wheat his team's research at the John Innes Centre comes under three main areas; Increasing yields, improving crop quality and genomic enabled technologies. The lab uses molecular genetic approaches to identify genes involved in wheat productivity traits and enhance the translation of this knowledge into improved varieties for industry and consumers.

They aim to understand the mechanisms by which these genes function in order to develop the most rational strategies to deploy these genes into commercial varieties.