The Uauy lab is focused on using genetics and genomics to improve both yield and quality components in wheat.
Their research comes under three main areas;
The lab uses 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.
They 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.
Adamski N,Simmonds J,Brinton J,Backhaus A,Chen Y,Smedley M,Hayta S,Florio T,Crane P,Scott P,Pieri A,Olyvia Hall,J Elaine,Clayton M,Doonan J,Nibai C,Uauy C (2021)Ectopic Expression of Triticum polonicum VRT-A2 Underlies Elongated Glumes and Grains in Hexaploid Wheat in a Dosage-Dependent MannerThe Plant CellPublisher's version: 1532-298X
Brinton J,Ramirez-Gonzalez RH,Simmonds J,Wingen L,Orford S,Griffiths S,Haberer G,Spannagl M,Walkowiak S,Pozniak C,Uauy C (2020)A haplotype-led approach to increase the precision of wheat breeding.Communications biology (3)Publisher's version: 2399-3642
Adamski N. M., Borrill P., Brinton J., Harrington S. A., Marchal C., Bentley A. R., Bovill W. D., Cattivelli L., Cockram J., Contreras-Moreira B., Ford B., Ghosh S., Harwood W., Hassani-Pak K., Hayta S., Hickey L. T., Kanyuka K., King J., Maccaferrri M., Naamati G., Pozniak C. J., Ramirez-Gonzalez R. H., Sansaloni C., Trevaskis B., Wingen L. U., Wulff B. B., Uauy C. (2020)A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in crops with large genomes: Lessons from polyploid wheat.eLife (9)Publisher's version: 2050-084X
We do not have current openings, but enquiries to join the group from interested Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scientists are always welcomed.
Fellowship and PhD studentship positions can potentially be funded by the BBSRC, EU or John Innes Centre.