Dr Cristobal Uauy
We use 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.
We 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.
We are currently working to enhance wheat disease resistance and improve grain quality and yield by identifying genes related to grain size and shape.
Our impact is centred on innovations in two main areas:
- Development of genomics-enabled technologies to accelerate plant breeding
- Facilitating access to these technologies to a wide range of users
To achieve this, we have developed new tools and platforms to aid in visualisation and practical implementation of large-scale datasets into breeding practices.
ContactTel: 01603 450195
Pioneering work in wheat breeding programmes hailed in BBSRC awardsread more
New wheat genome sequence assembly is most accurate and complete everread more
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America early edition pearly edition
Publisher’s version: 10.1073/pnas.1619268114
BMC Plant Biology 9 pArt: 115
Transgenic Research 16 p689-701
Publisher’s version: 10.1007/s11248-007-9150-7
Physical map of the wheat high-grain protein content gene Gpc-B1 and development of a high-throughput molecular marker.
New Phytologist 169 p753-63
Publisher’s version: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01627.x
Science 314 p1298-301
Publisher’s version: 10.1126/science.1133649
Increased pericarp cell length underlies a major quantitative trait locus for grain weight in hexaploid wheat.
New Phytologist online ponline
Publisher’s version: 10.1111/nph.14624
An improved assembly and annotation of the allohexaploid wheat genome identifies complete families of agronomic genes and provides genomic evidence for chromosomal translocations.
Genome Research 27 p885-896
Publisher’s version: 10.1101/gr.217117.116
Frontiers in Plant Science - p-
Publisher’s version: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00886
- Nikolai Adamski Postdoctoral Scientist
- Momina Hussain Visiting Worker
- Peter Scott Support Specialist
- Tobin Florio Research Assistant
- James Simmonds Research Assistant
- Oluwaseyi Shorinola Postgraduate Student
- Dr Marianna Pasquariello Research Assistant
- Dr Clare Lewis Research Assistant
- Amelia Frizell-Armitage Postgraduate Student
- Jemima Florence Brinton Postgraduate Student
- Dr Philippa Borrill Research Fellow
- Elle Lewis-Smedley Lab Attendant
2015 - Personal Promotion BBSRC (Band G)
2014 - Honorary Readership, University of East Anglia, UK
2011 - Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award, Bayer Foundation, Leverkusen, Germany
2007 - CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award, Biological and Life Sciences (awarded every two years to the best dissertation from member Universities in USA and Canada)
2007 - Allen G. Marr Prize Distinguished Dissertation Award, Graduate Studies, UC Davis, CA
2007 - John E. Kinsella Memorial Prize, College of Agric. and Env. Sciences, UC Davis, CA
2007 - Shapiro Family Fund for Excellence in Science Award, Dept. of Plant Sci., UC Davis, CA
2007 - Gerald O. Mott Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Students in Crop Science (UC Davis), CSSA
2001 - Academic Excellence Award, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Highest GPA of graduating class)
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Increasing farmers' yields