School of Biosciences

Rank Prize Winner


Congratulations to Dr Alexandra Burgess for winning a New Lecturer grant from Rank Prize.
Alex's research in UoN Biosciences uses a combination of biological experiments, computer vision and mathematical modelling to link plant canopy architecture to light interception and photosynthesis.

“The Rank Prize New Lecturer grant will be used to generate new methods for the analysis of plant structure and yield production,” explains Dr Burgess. “By using advanced image analysis in the form of deep learning, we can generate improved 3D plant models (digitised plant structures) to understand how plants respond to their environment and improve resource capture.”

Posted on Wednesday 19th January 2022

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