Professor Cristobal Uauy

Group Leader Designing Future Wheat, Genes in the Environment

The Uauy lab is focused on using genetics and genomics to improve both yield and quality components in wheat.

Their research comes under four 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.

Selected Publications

  • Ramirez Gonzalez R., Borrill P., Lang D., Harrington S. A., Brinton J., Venturini L., Davey M., Jacobs J., van Ex F., Pasha A., Khedikar Y., Robinson S. J., Cory A. T., Florio T., Concia L., Juery C., Schoonbeek H., Steuernagel B., Xiang D., Ridout C. J., Chalhoub B., Mayer K. F. X., Benhamed M., Latrasse D., Bendahmane A., Bendahmane A., Wulff B. B. H., Appels R., Tiwari V., Datla R., Choulet F., Pozniak C. J., Provart N. J., Sharpe A. G., Paux E., Spannagl M., Bräutigam A., Uauy C. (2018)
    The transcriptional landscape of polyploid wheat.
    Science (361)
    Publisher's version: 0036-8075
  • Krasileva K. V., Vazquez-Gross H. A., Howell T., Bailey P., Paraiso F., Clissold L., Simmonds J., Ramirez Gonzalez R. H., Wang X., Borrill P., Fosker C., Ayling S., Phillips A., Uauy C., Dubcovsky J. (2017)
    Uncovering hidden variation in polyploid wheat
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (early edition)
    Publisher's version: 0027-8424
  • 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
See all of Professor Cristobal Uauy's publications

Opportunities

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.