I truly enjoy working in this multidisciplinary place where different subjects combine to produce high-quality research. For example, in my crop science studies, which are mostly based in molecular biology approaches, I have the opportunity to collaborate with plant physiologists, ecologists, soil scientists, and bioinformaticians. Also, as a Nottingham Research fellow I benefit from great facilities and really helpful technical support. As an early career researcher, I also benefit form the University’s mentoring system which truly supports my career development. Also, the School of Biosciences is currently involved in several doctoral training partnerships and, for me, being a PhD supervisor is one of the most rewarding parts of being an academic.
The people that you work with make a huge difference to how you feel inside an institution. I am very grateful to the many colleagues who helped me start and develop my research career in Nottingham.
I am happy and proud to be part of one of the University of Nottingham’s Beacons of Excellence. Belonging to the beacons community will bring me amazing opportunities, and gives me a sense of belonging. My project aligns very closely with the vision of Future Food.. Given expected global population growth and the challenge of climate change, my aim is to understand the biological mechanisms that regulate crop response to environmental stresses and ultimately control yield stability and crop quality.