SCIENCE

LAURA JAMES

PhD student

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

BIOGRAPHY

Laura works in the field of pollinator ecotoxicology in agricultural landscapes and is studying the impacts of chronic pesticide exposure on honey bee learning and memory. Honey bees provide a vital ecosystem service in the form of pollination. Research suggests that increasingly intensive agricultural practices may be catalysing pollinator decline in agricultural landscapes. In 2016, Laura graduated from the University of Bath with a First class BSc (Hons) degree in Biology and a professional placement year in 2016; she is currently a PhD student at Rothamsted Research as part of the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership with the University of Nottingham. Laura's PhD project aims to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of honey bee learning and memory pathways implicated during pesticide exposure and investigate how these impact behaviours.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
laura.james@rothamsted.ac.uk

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      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        PhD project

        • Molecular impacts of chronic pesticide exposure on honey bee learning and memory

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • Current - PhD in Molecular Biology, Rothamsted Research/University of Nottingham, England
        • 2016 - First Class Bachelor (Hons) of Science, Biology (with Professional Placement), University of Bath, England