BSc (Hons), Molecular Biology, University of Hertfordshire, 2001
PhD, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Hertfordshire, 2005
Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, 2005-2013
Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, 2013-2017
Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, 2017- 2021
Reader, University of Aberdeen 2021-present
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
Schools Examination Officer
- External Memberships
Editor for Agronomy – http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy
Editor for Exposure and Health - https://link.springer.com/journal/12403
Guest editor of the Agronomy special issues “Accumulation and Distribution of Elements in Crop Plants” - http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/special_issues/accumulation-elements
My research interests include the accumulation and distribution of elements in plants and their impact on human health and food security, with a focus on arsenic and beneficial minerals such as zinc. I have been integrating elemental concentrations with genetic mapping, genomics, and transcriptomics, with the aim of identifying genes and the mechanisms responsible for the accumulation of elements in plants. I also have an interest in understanding the processes involved in arsenic (and other metals) cycling in the environment.
Current research group.
Former research group.
Zainab Abubakar Adamu – “Genetics of drought resistance in rice: Role of aquaporins on root hydraulic conductance and water use traits in rice”.
Mohammad Sayedul Islam – “Physiological and Molecular characterization of adaptation to alternative wetting and drying in Bangladeshi rice cultivars”
Partha Talukdar – “The transfer mechanism of arsenic in rice from the shoot to the grain during grain filling.”
Tanvir Chowdhury – “Biogeochemical cycling of elements in Bangladeshi soils”
Munmi Phukon - "Transcriptomics study of rice in response to alternate wetting and drying irrigation”
Natasha Falconer – “Rice: balancing sustainable agricultural production methods and cultivar diversity with nutrient content and contaminant levels - a Bangladeshi dietary modelling proof of concept project"
Barry Nourice - "Impact of salinity on agriculture in the Seychelles"
Jonathan Cope – “Introgressing resilience and resource use efficiency traits from Scots Bere to elite barley”
Funding and Grants
BBSRC funded project “A genetic dissection of traits required for sustainable water use in rice using Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)” joint with Lancaster, the International Rice Research Institute and Bangladesh Agricultral University (Mymensingh). £1.1 M with £922 K to Aberdeen. Co-I (P.I. Adam Price). Start February 2012, end January 2016.
Scottish Funding Council - via Food and Drink Network "Identifying environmental factors which cause variation in fatty acid composition in rapeseed oil". £5K. P.I. (Co-I's; Prof Paul Hallett and Prof David Salt).
BSc Environmental Science
MSc Environmental Science (Joint with Dr Vasilis Louca)
MSc Environmental Management
EV3801 / EV5800: Environmental Analysis
SS5805: Land Use and the Changing Environment on Deeside (Joint with Prof. Graeme Paton)
BI1511 Ecology and Environmental Science
PL3309 / SS5305: Soils for Food Security
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Impact of Adding Anaerobic Digestate to Soil and Consequences on Crop PerformanceAgronomy, vol. 13, no. 12, 2889Contributions to Journals: Articles
GenX uptake by wheat and rice in flooded and non-flooded soils: A greenhouse experimentEnvironmental Science and Pollution ResearchContributions to Journals: Articles
High Frequency Inductive Power Transfer Through Soil for Agricultural ApplicationsIEEE transactions on power electronics, vol. 38, no. 11, 13415Contributions to Journals: Articles
A comparison of soil liming requirement methodologies in temperate, Northern European pedo-climatesJournal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, vol. 186, no. 5, pp. 543-553Contributions to Journals: Articles
Trace element concentrations in soil contaminate corn in the vicinity of a cement manufacturing plant: Potential health implicationsJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 813-823Contributions to Journals: Articles
Cadmium Tolerance and Accumulation in Wild Rice SpeciesRice Science, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 181-185Contributions to Journals: Letters
Iodine in plant-based dairy products is not sufficient in the UK: a market surveyJournal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, vol. 79, 127218Contributions to Journals: Articles
Potential Toxic Element (PTE) Soil Concentrations at an Urban Unregulated Ghanaian E-waste Recycling Centre: Environmental Contamination, Human Exposure and Policy ImplicationsExposure and HealthContributions to Journals: Articles
Superior haplotypes for early root vigor traits under dry direct seeded low nitrogen condition through Genome Wide Association MappingFrontiers in plant science, vol. 13, 911775Contributions to Journals: Articles
Editorial: Natural Variations and Genetic Constraints on Plant NutritionFrontiers in Genetics, vol. 13, pp. 1-3Contributions to Journals: Editorials