Gabriel Robinson

Postgraduate Researcher Molecules from Nature

Gabriel is working on a DEFRA-funded project investigating the utilisation of UK pulse crops, specifically pea and faba bean, for the nutritional enhancement of human diets.

Pulse crops are currently underutilised in agriculture and food, but are high in protein, resistant starch, and important micronutrients.

Gabriel’s work concerns determining which nutrients are industry priorities for enhancement, and exploring how current genetic variation in pea and faba bean collections can be used to enhance the levels of these nutrients.