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Ale Sierra-Gonzalez

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science



PhD Crop Science with experience in wheat breeding-physiology-genetics, sequencing and biotechnology.

Expertise Summary

Nowadays: Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham ¦ Identify protein crops to create a sustainable farming system.

2022 - 2023: Laboratory scientist at Phase Biolabs ¦ Startup company looking to convert CO2 into ethanol using a biotechnology approach. 2020 - 2022: Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham ¦ Detection of wild introgression in durum wheat using KASP and cytogenetic techniques. 2015-2019: Crop Science PhD at The University of Nottingham ¦ Phenotypic and genotypic data were analyzed to get a better understanding of how to boost spike fertility through DM partitioning enhanced in wheat to increase yield potential using the resources available. 2013-2015: Research Assistant at CIMMYT ¦ Generations of SNPs using DArTseq technology. 2008-2011: BE in Biotechnology ¦ Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.

Research Summary

Evaluate a range of protein crops to build a sustainable farming system, increasing yield productivity and resilience.

Past Research

- Cross-breeding of durum wheat to increase genetic diversity allowing yield enhancement, mitigating disease/stress resistance and boosting grain quality.

- Exploring grain partitioning traits, using a physiological and molecular approach, in wheat to enhance yield

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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