Patrycja graduated in Biochemistry from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016. Her degree had a strong plant science element as her main interest is crop science with the focus on crop yield, resistance and sustainability. At Rothamsted Research, she is one of the University of Nottingham DTP PhD students, started in 2016. She is particularly interested in hormonal pathways in wheat that may be utilised in designing crop that is high yielding and less susceptible to abiotic stresses. Currently, she is working on a project whose main aim is to understand the role of DELLA protein in wheat grain development, and how it interacts with transcriptional activator of hydrolytic enzymes, GAMYB. In her project, she is using a wide range of methodologies and technologies, across several disciplines, including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. These include general molecular biology cloning techniques, qRT-PCR, in-vitro and in-vivo protein-protein interaction studies and identification of wheat TILLING mutants and their phenotypic analysis. Her project also has a strong bioinformatics component.
- Elucidating the role of DELLAs in controlling GAMYB activity during wheat grain development
- 2016- Bachelor (Hons) of Science, Royal Holloway University of London, UK