Kate Denning-James

PhD Student
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I am a Norwich Research Park Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP) PhD student working in Jose De Vega's Group.

My project involves characterising drought tolerance and combinatory abiotic stress in Andean bean landraces. Computational and imaging techniques will be used for the phenotypic analysis. This project is collaborated with Caspar Chater’s group at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.

Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. My final year dissertation was a gap analysis and ecogeographic survey on Musa wild relatives and landraces, in Nigel Maxted’s group. Then I worked as a technician at Rothamsted Research in the Omega-3 Camelina development project, completing seed oil analysis with GC-MS.