SCIENCE

GAVERS OPPONG

PhD Student

Plant Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Gavers is a PhD student under the Future Food Beacon Scholarship Scheme. He is supervised by Professor Frederica Theodoulou and Dr Smita Kurup at Rothamsted. At the University of Nottingham, his affiliate university, he is supervised by Dr Darren Wells and Dr Jonathan Atkinson. Gavers' project is Understanding the Mechanism for Hypoxia Tolerance in Rice. In collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and under the supervision of Dr Shalabh Dixit, his project aims to use transcriptomics, proteomics and phenomics to study landraces with tolerance to hypoxia and contrast them with sensitive cultivars to elucidate the mechanism of hypoxia tolerance in rice.

Between 2017 and 2019, prior to starting his PhD, Gavers worked as a Research Assistant for the Wheat Grain Biochemistry and Genetics group at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia, after finishing his master’s at the same university in December 2016.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
gavers.oppong@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 722

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        QUALIFICATIONS

        2016: Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) - University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

        2013: Bsc Agriculture Technology (Biotechnology option) - University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana