HeDWIC  Doctoral Training Program

HeDWIC IDENTIFIES AND PROMOTES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS FROM CLIMATE/FOOD SECURITY VULNERABLE COUNTRIES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON HEAT AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE AT ADVANCED INSTITUTES INTERNATIONALLY

The first HeDWIC PhD ​fellow

​Lucia Nevescanin Moreno

Moreno’s research will be on “Characterization of physiological and anatomical basis of wheat root function under abiotic stress using high-throughput phenotyping.” The aim is to measure root structure-function traits of contrasting genotypes using the state of the art precision tomography in controlled conditions in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham and field-based phenotyping at Yaqui Valley in Mexico to determine what root characteristics are underlying plant performance under a range of environments including warmer and water deficit conditions. Moreno’s research is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Malcom Bennett, HeDWIC collaborator and University of Nottingham professor of Plant Sciences. This opportunity is funded by the CONACYT-Government of Mexico, SADER’s MasAgro Trigo and the University of Nottingham.


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