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Diana Garzon

Project Title: Understanding the physiological and molecular basis of post-flowering N dynamics in barley to improve N use efficiency

Overview: I am a second year PhD student, working on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanism controlling N dynamics in barley. I joined SRUC having graduated with my MSc in Crop Improvement from the University of Nottingham. During this time I studied the drought potential in the underutilised Bambara groundnut legume crop. My main interest is plant physiology and plant nutrition. I found fascinating the physiological mechanisms that plants can adapt under different conditions.

Programme Area: Plant physiology and Crop Management 

Supervisors: Dr. Susanne Barth, Dr. Peter Doerner, Dr. Sarah Buckingham and Prof. Ian Bingham

Location: SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, Scotland.

Funding Source: Teagasc and SRUC