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Professor Keith Edwards

Professor Keith Edwards

Professor Keith Edwards
Bsc, PhD


Area of research

Cereal Functional Genomics

Office Life Sciences: 316
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41177

Research summary

My research is designed to exploit genomics based technologies to identify, map, isolate, manipulate and express different alleles controlling traits of importance for improved performance, in wheat.

Three areas of research are of particular importance to my group:

Developing web based resources for wheat functional genomics

This five-year project began in February 2007 with funding supplied by BBSRC under the Bioinformatics and Biological Resources (BBR) program. The aim is to provide a one-stop shop for wheat functional genomics providing UK researchers with authenticated data and biological resources, which are freely available without restriction. The first step in this program was ...

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Personal profile

  • Chair in Cereal Functional Genomics : Jan 2001 to present
  • Head of Crop Genetics, IACR-Long Ashton Research Station : 1995-2001
  • Plant Genome Team Leader, Zeneca Seeds : 1990-1995
  • Research Scientist, ICI Seeds and Leicester University: 1982-1990
  • Research Scientist, G.D. Searle & Co : 1981-1982
  • University of Salford BSc Hon's 1st Class: Applied Biology : 1977-1981

List of current awards

  • BBSRC-AF: Mining the allohexaploid wheat genome for useful sequence polymorphisms (2009-2011) £1.7 million
  • BBSRC-T&R: A community resource for wheat functional genomics (2008-2013) £349,285
  • BBSRC-AF: Large scale mapping of wheat transcripts and simultaneously defining the A, B and D genome contribution ...

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Recent publications

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