Oluwaseyi completed his PhD in wheat genetics at the John Innes Centre and currently works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Uauy lab.
Oluwaseyi‘s PhD work focused on the cloning of a major QTL conferring resistance to pre-harvest sprouting (pre-mature grain germination).
Currently, Oluwaseyi is working on understanding the genetic control of root development in wheat using a combination of high-throughput phenotyping, forward and reverse genetics and mapping-by-sequencing approaches. This is important for designing custom root ideotypes that maximise water and nutrient uptake in crops, especially under resource-limiting conditions
Shorinola O., Balcárková B., Hyles J., Tibbits J. F. G., Hayden M. J., Holuova K., Valárik M., Distelfeld A., Torada A., Barrero J. M., Uauy C.Haplotype Analysis of the Pre-harvest Sprouting Resistance Locus Phs-A1 Reveals a Causal Role of TaMKK3-A in Global Germplasm.Frontiers in plant science (8)Publisher's version: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01555
Shorinola O., Bird N., Simmonds J., Simon B., Henriksson T., Jack P., Werner P., Gerjets T., Scholefield D., Balcarkova B., Valarik M., Holdsworth M. J., Flintham J., Uauy C.The wheat Phs-A1 pre-harvest sprouting resistance locus delays the rate of seed dormancy loss and maps 0.3 cM distal to the PM19 genes in UK germplasmJournal of Experimental BotanyPublisher's version: 10.1093/jxb/erw194
Lawrenson T., Shorinola O., Stacey N., Li C., Ostergaard L., Patron N., Uauy C., Harwood W.Induction of targeted, heritable mutations in barley and Brassica oleracea using RNA-guided Cas9 nuclease.Genome Biology (16)Publisher's version: 10.1186/s13059-015-0826-7