Rose McNelly

Postgraduate Researcher Molecules from Nature

Rose is a first year PhD student on the Rotation PhD programme.

Currently, Rose is rotating in the Balk lab where she is quantifying the amount of iron and Nicotianamine in transgenic wheat (Triticum aestivum) lines.

This forms part of a project which aims to generate wheat lines with higher iron levels. This is important as the iron content in wheat flour is normally very low and can lead to iron deficiency if wheat is a major food source in our diets.