Areas of expertise
Jamie completed his BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester, where he focused on genetics. During this time he attended the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School which began his interest in crop science. His final year research project examined the role of MSH4 during meiosis in wheat plants. He stayed at the University of Leicester for his MSc in Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics. His research project in this course examined the suitability of flux balance analysis as a method to predict the effects of climate change on crop plants. He has now moved to Cranfield University to undertake a PhD in Environment and Agrifood where he will investigate the genetics of root vigour in tomato plants.
Jamie is carrying out his PhD research within Environment and Agrifood, in the School of Water, Energy and the Environment. His research focuses on the genetics of root vigour in tomato plants and the mechanisms by which root vigour is affected.