Rothamsted Research

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Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection

Covering the practical and fundamental aspects of Chemical Ecology, Pesticide Resistance and Lipid Metabolism

Head of Department: Prof Linda Field
Deputy Head of Department: Dr Michael Birkett
Departmental Secretary: Mrs Sheila Bishop

Research Teams

Lipid Metabolism and Signalling

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Research focuses on lipid metabolism and signalling, in particular on the mechanism and roles of lipid catabolism and the impact of these processes on plant physiology and lipid engineering.

Pesticide Resistance

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The research of this group involves the detection/monitoring of resistance to existing and new pesticides and genetic and toxicological characterisation of resistance traits.

Chemical Ecology

Chemical ecology research at Rothamsted exploits long established and acclaimed expertise in the identification and development of pheromones and other semiochemicals (signalling chemicals) for use in crop protection.

Department Press Releases

Resistance ’15

The latest in a series of conferences that commenced at the University of Southampton in 1986 will continue at Rothamsted Research in 2015. Resistance ’15, starting Monday 14th and ending Wednesday 16th September, will cover resistance to fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Academics and researchers from universities, institutes and the private sectors, personnel from the agrochemical industry, and end users involved in implementing crop protection policy and practice are welcome.

Role of pesticides in bee decline

An international panel of scientists including Professor Lin Field from Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from the BBSRC, is today calling for an evidence-driven debate over whether a widely used type of insecticide is to blame for declines in bees and other insect pollinators.

Tsetse fly genome; an invaluable resource towards the control of sleeping sickness

Rothamsted Research scientists are part of the international consortium that sequenced the genome of the tsetse fly and started characterising the sensory genes of the flies.

Rothamsted Research is granted permission by Defra to carry out a field trial with GM Camelina plants

Rothamsted Research is granted permission by Defra to carry out a field trial with GM Camelina plants that produce omega-3 fish oils in their seeds.

Producing more oil from seeds, the synthetic biology way

Rothamsted Research scientists use multistep metabolic engineering to boost seed oil content

Rothamsted Research submits application to Defra for permission to carry out GM field trial

The trial will test whether GM Camelina sativa plants are able to make significant quantities of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) in the seed of the plant under field conditions. A public consultation has begun.

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Department People

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View Miss Heather Angus Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Gia Aradottir Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Tom Ashfield Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Sarah Atkins Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Paulo Barcellos Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Cristina Barrero-Sicilia Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Chris Bass Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Ian Baynes Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Katherine Beadle Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Frederic Beaudoin Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Madeleine Berger Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Agroecology Harpenden
View Dr Michael Birkett Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Sheila Bishop Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Alix Blockley Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Richard Broughton Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Toby Bruce Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Lucas Bruguier Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Charles Bultel Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Miss Irene Castellan Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr John Caulfield Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Sandrine Chaillout Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Keith Chamberlain Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Xavier Cheseto Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mrs Di Cox Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Emyr Davies Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Vincenzo Di Ilio Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Pilar Diez De La Fuente Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Darja Dobermann Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Fryni Drizou Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Claire Dumenil Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Chloe Economou Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Ana Fallard Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Andrew Farnham Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Donna Fellowes Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Prof Linda Field Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Stephen Foster Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Bart Fraaije Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Andre Franceschini Sarria Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Miss Leanne Freeman Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Plant Biology and Crop Science Harpenden
View Miss Lucy Gannon Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr William Garrood Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Sam Gilzean Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Business Information Services Harpenden
View Dr Joel Gonzalez Cabrera Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Irene Gonzalez-Thuillier Plant Biology and Crop Science, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Alex Greenslade Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Agroecology Harpenden
View Mr John Grzeskowiak Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Mary Hamilton Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Lihua Han Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Ms Sandra Harvey Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Richard Haslam Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Marla Hassemer Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Nichola Hawkins Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Rafael Homem Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Antony Hooper Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Momina Hussain Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Sofia Iqbal Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Miss Laura James Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Kevin King Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Narin Kirikyali Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Andrew Landels Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Pierre Le Fur Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Ms Fen Li Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr John Lucas Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr George Lund Plant Biology and Crop Science, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Jing Luo Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Helen Martin Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Janet Martin Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Michaela Matthes Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Flora McCluskey Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Kirsty McInnes Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Hamish McLean Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Louise Michaelson Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Clara Montgomery Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Graham Moores Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mr Andrew Moss Computational & Systems Biology, Plant Biology and Crop Science, Agroecology, Business Information Services, Sustainable Soil and Grassland Systems, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Prof Johnathan Napier Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Directorate Harpenden
View Mrs Linda Oliphant Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Rachel Oliphant Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Maria Oszvald Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Plant Biology and Crop Science Harpenden
View Miss Suzanne Partridge Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Alexandra Paul Plant Biology and Crop Science, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Lucia Primavesi Plant Biology and Crop Science, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Dr Alex Pudney Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Mirel Puinean Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Megan Rafter Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Rebecca Reid Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Johanna Revol-Cavalier Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mrs Karen Richards Directorate, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Ewan Richardson Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Miss Ailie Robinson Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mr Guilherme Rossato Augusti Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Olga Sayanova Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Theresia Schaedler Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Stefanie Schlaeger Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Miss Susana Silvestre Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Amma Simon Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Cassie Sims Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Kumar Saurabh Singh Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Beant Singh Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Lesley Smart Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Richard Smith Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Patrycja Sokolowska Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Pareenart Sungkeeree Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Prof Frederica Theodoulou Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Gareth Thomas Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mr Chris Till Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mr Bartek Troczka Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Sarah Usher Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Ms Alessia Vitiello Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Jozsef Vuts Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Richard Washbrooke Plant Biology and Crop Science, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection
View Mrs Angela Westrup Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Martin Williamson Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr David Withall Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Miss Christine Woodcock Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Zhenfei Zhang Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Hongtao Zhang Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Dr Jing-Jiang Zhou Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden
View Mr Emmanuel Ziramba Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Harpenden