Biointeractions and Crop Protection
Cassie is a PhD student at Rothamsted Research and the University of Nottingham, as part of the BBSRC-funded DTP programme. Her research examines the molecular mechanisms of insect olfaction in the pea aphid, Acrythosiphon pisum. The project aims to look at the roles of odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) and odorant receptors in the olfaction of pheromones and other odorants. Knowledge of the olfactory system could be used to design innovative pest control. This work involves a wide array of skills, from synthetic and analytical chemistry to molecular biology.
- Elucidation of Insect Olfaction in the Pea Aphid, Acrythosiphon pisum.
- 2016 - BSc in Biology and Chemistry, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- Student Representative, Member of Postgraduate Training Committee (PGTC)