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Martin Broadley

Professor of Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Science

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  • workRoom C34 Plant Sciences Building, School of Biosciences
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6382
  • fax0115 951 6334

Research Summary

I study applied and fundamental aspects of plant mineral nutrition. At an applied level, our research seeks to underpin improvements in the nutritional quality (biofortification) and nutrient-use… read more

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Current Research

I study applied and fundamental aspects of plant mineral nutrition. At an applied level, our research seeks to underpin improvements in the nutritional quality (biofortification) and nutrient-use efficiency of crops using agronomic and/or genetic approaches. This work is currently focused on the elements calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) and includes collaborations with geochemists, soil scientists, and human and animal nutritionists. At a fundamental level, our research seeks to elucidate the mechanisms of nutrient uptake and accumulation, with a particular focus on plants in the Brassicaceae (mustard family), and to understand the responses of plants to nutrient stress. We have ongoing interests in the use of metadata sources to study the evolution of plant traits. In addition to general teaching in the School of Biosciences, I co-ordinate the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (www.uas.ac.uk) within the School of Biosciences (example project; implementation).

I currently teach on the following modules:

D211E4 Principles of Ecology

D211F1 Food and Health

D211Z1 Whole Organism Biology

D21BN1 Introduction to Nutrition

D223E2 Environmental Science Field Course

D223P8 Resource Capture by Plants, from Cell to Community

D224E2 Communicating Biosciences (module convenor)

D224P2 Essay in Plant and Crop Sciences (module convenor)

D224P5 Plant Responses to Environmental Stress

D224P6 Molecular Techniques

D235A7 / D23BA7 Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants

D236P7 Resource Capture by Plants - Water and Nutrients

D23BEP and other codes, Final Year Research Projects

D24A05 Principles of Crop Science

F13SYN Synoptic Module

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