Andrey works on decoding the molecular mechanisms driving host adaptation of yellow rust on cereal crops and grasses.
He is particularly passionate about crop improvement and has worked on several relevant projects in the past and is a competent and experienced plant molecular biologist with over twenty years of research expertise.
Andrey designs, assembles and verifies multigene constructs, transforms plants and analyses transgenics. He has good working knowledge of Golden Gate molecular cloning and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.
Andrey is also closely involved in the lab management and supporting other lab members and enjoys presenting his work to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Watson A., Ghosh S., Williams M. J., Cuddy W. S., Simmonds J., Rey M. -. D., Hatta M. A. M., Hinchliffe A., Steed A., Reynolds D., Adamski N. M., Breakspear A., Korolev A., Rayner T., Dixon L. E., Riaz A., Martin W., Ryan M., Edwards D., Batley J., Raman H., Carter J., Rogers C., Domoney C., Moore G., Harwood W., Nicholson P., Dieters M. J., DeLacy I. H., Zhou J., Uauy C., Boden S. A., Park R. F., Wulff B. B. H., Hickey L. T. (2018)Speed breeding is a powerful tool to accelerate crop research and breedingNature Plants (4)Publisher's version: 10.1038/s41477-017-0083-8
Wilhelm E. P., Mackay I. J., Saville R. J., Korolev A. V., Balfourier F., Greenland A. J., Boulton M. I., Powell W. (2013)Haplotype dictionary for the Rht-1 loci in wheat.Theoretical and Applied Genetics (126)Publisher's version: 10.1007/s00122-013-2088-7
Pearce S., Saville R., Vaughan S. P., Chandler P. M., Wilhelm E. P., Sparks C. A., Korolev A., Al-Kaff N., Boulton M. I., Phillips A. L., Hedden P., Nicholson P., Thomas S. G. (2011)Molecular characterisation of Rht-1 dwarfing genes in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum).Plant Physiology (157)Publisher's version: 10.1104/pp.111.183657