Isabel Faci GómezPostgraduate Researcher Designing Future Wheat
Isabel is a second year PhD student in the Professor Cristobal Uauy group.
Her PhD focuses on:
- Exploring coordination of temperature and photoperiod in wheat under future climate conditions and its effect on spikelet number.
- Studying the effect of CRISPR/Cas9 induced promoter deletion events on spike architecture transcription factors.
- Investigating variation in spike development in the Watkins collection.
Previously, she was a Research Assistant and an Erasmus student in Cristobal’s lab and focused on cloning with Golden Gate and on an ATAC-seq and RNA-seq experiment across 16 timepoints of spike and ovary development.
Before that, she did her B. Sc. In Biotechnology in Technical University of Madrid, Spain. Her undergraduate project involved studying a 189 Spanish landraces collection for quality traits and a subsequent GWA study.
She is passionate about the importance of taking care of the environment and loves nature. She also enjoys climbing, yoga, and football.