Aofie is interested in developing new and novel ways of studying biological problems, particularly in plant sciences where either pathogen or environmental stresses are in effect.
Previously she worked at the National Plant Phenomics Centre in Wales, UK, where she focused heavily on detecting drought stress on wheat using micro-CT image analysis.
Hughes N. H., Askew K., Scotson C. P., Williams K., Sauze C., Corke F., Doonan J. H., Nibau C. (2017)Non-destructive, high-content analysis of wheat grain traits using X-ray micro computed tomography.Plant Methods (13)Publisher's version: 1746-4811
Hughes N., Oliveira H. R., Fradgley N., Corke F., Cockram J., Doonan J. H., Nibau C. (2019)µCT trait analysis reveals morphometric differences between domesticated temperate small grain cereals and their wild relatives.Plant JournalPublisher's version: 0960-7412
Cook F., Hughes N., Nibau C., Orman-Ligeza B., Schatlowski N., Uauy C., Trafford K. (2018)Barley lys3 mutants are unique amongst shrunken-endosperm mutants in having abnormally large embryos.Journal of Cereal Science (82)Publisher's version: 0733-5210