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Molecular Cytogenetics Research Group Dec 2016 Pat Heslop-Harrison


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Infographic of activities of the molecular cytogenetics research group, Dept of Genetics, University Leicester, in December 2016. Work on genomics, genomes, chromosomes, evolution

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Molecular Cytogenetics Research Group Dec 2016 Pat Heslop-Harrison

  1. 1. Molecular Cytogenetics Group phh(a) Department of Genetics Pat Heslop-Harrison Trude Schwarzacher and colleagues Impacts outside academia Legislation: Work with European Parliament & Commission Sequencing of whole genomes and studying diversity of nuclear and organellar DNA Discussing risk assessment and scientific advice with EU Health Commissioner Dr Vytenis Adriukaitis We study genomes and evolution mechanisms to find, measure and exploit genetic variation in crops, farm animals, and their wild relatives Developing superdomestication strategies to exploit biodiversity for sustainable agriculture Wheat with virus resistance identified in wheat breeding trials Diversity, wild genes and recombination in sheep landraces Analysis of repetitive DNA to understand chromosome organisation and function New methods for biotechnology Food fraud and safety detection Work on hybrids and alien introgression with novel quality and disease resistance characters We teach about genomes, crops, biodiversity, breeding and sustainable agriculture We edit journals and review research