Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Research Scientist is like? With Rothamsted Research's wondered no longer! This blog series will give an insight into: who our scientists are; what their career journey has been so far; the type of scientific research they are involved in; why you may find their work of interest to you; their ups and downs; what drives, excites and challenges them to carry out scientific research; and much more.
Alison is an early career Agricultural Scientist at Rothamsted Research. Her research, which is part of the UK-China joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy funded by the BBSRC-Newton Fund, aims to provide the knowledge and innovation needed to reduce nitrogen losses from agriculture and improve nitrogen use efficiency.
Jozsef is an early career Chemical Ecologist at Rothamsted Research. His research examines the chemical communication of crop pests in efforts to provide the knowledge and innovation needed to develop control strategies. Jozsef is also researching the chemical ecology of the rhizosphere to identify the messengers which allow plant root communication in the soil.
Ondrej is an early career Plant Biochemist at Rothamsted Research. His research, which is funded by the Newton Fund, examines the structure and content of complex carbohydrates in plant cell walls of different varieties of rice, with the aim of providing the knowledge needed to breed new varieties with a higher dietary fibre content.
Kasra is an early career Crop Physiologist at Rothamsted Research. Funded by the BBSRC as part of the 20:20 Wheat® programme, Kasra is part of a multidisciplinary team of post-docs developing automated approaches to identify new breeding targets in crops.
Neil is an early career Fungal Biologist at Rothamsted Research. His research, which is funded by the BBSRC, examines how Fusarium, a fungal disease of cereal crops, senses its environment in order to coordinate disease and the production of harmful fungal toxins that contaminant our food.