Sophie Carpenter

Postgraduate Researcher Designing Future Wheat

Sophie is a first year Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Programme PhD student in the Uauy lab.

She will be using a wide variety of techniques in the lab and in the field to improve our genetic understanding of increased grain weight in wheat.

She is focussing on a novel allele of P1 from a subspecies of wheat, which has been shown to increase thousand grain weight via an increase in grain length.

Sophie studied for a BSc in Biological Sciences followed by an MSc by Research at the University of Bristol, where she also conducted research on wheat.