SCIENCE

CASSIE SIMS

PhD student

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

BIOGRAPHY

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
cassie.sims@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 350

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        PhD project

        • Elucidation of Insect Olfaction in the Pea Aphid, Acrythosiphon pisum.

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2016 - BSc in Biology and Chemistry, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • Student Representative, Member of Postgraduate Training Committee (PGTC)