SCIENCE

CAROLINE SPARKS

Cereal Transformation Scientist

Plant Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Caroline is involved in cereal transformation research with particular emphasis on wheat. She advises on the most appropriate transformation systems for research projects, internally and externally, and oversees the transformation pipeline. She is interested in the characterisation of promoters for targeting gene expression and she carries out transient and stable transformation experiments for evaluation of promoters. Caroline is skilled in tissue culture and transformation, molecular analysis, cloning and crossing of transgenic lines. She has become increasingly involved in genome editing of wheat.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
caroline.sparks@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 831

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

        Science project

        • IWYP Realising increased photosynthetic efficiency to increase wheat yields
        • Bilateral BBSRC-Embrapa: Using disease risk forecasting, NGS and HIGS to explore and control Fusarium Head Blight disease in wheat field

        PhD project

        • Genome-editing for low acrylamide wheat

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1987 - Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Hons), University of York, UK