Dr Mayes is an expert in crop genetics and marker assisted selection. He is focused on the improvement of major crops, such as wheat and oil palm, but also explores the potential of underutilised crops to complement the staple crops, for a more resilient and nutritionally diverse future agriculture.
He is also Theme Director for Biotechnology and Crop Genetics for the Crops for the Future Research Centre which based adjacent to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
You can find out more about his research here.
Asia expertise: Consultant on Crop Genomics to the oil palm industry, theme Leader at Crops For the Future, worked on the genetics of wheat, oil palm, underutilised crops, date palm, winged bean and others.
Consultancy and Research: Dr Mayes would be interested to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.
Dr Mayes was instrumental in the University's 'Food for the Future' exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2013. The exhibit took Gold and Best RHS Environment Exhibit Award. The stand showcased plant and crop research by Nottingham bioscientists to meet the challenges of feeding a growing world population.