Department of Crop Genetics
John Innes Centre
Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UH, UK
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Philippa joined the John Innes Centre in September 2021.
Prior to this she was a Lecturer in Plant Biology at the University of Birmingham (2018-2021) and held a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowship at the John Innes Centre studying wheat senescence and developing genomic resources for wheat (2015-2018).
- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Birmingham (2021)
- PhD in Plant Biology, John Innes Centre (2010-2014)
- BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Plant and Microbial Sciences), University of Cambridge (2007-2010)
- Society for Experimental Biology Plant President’s Medallist (2022)
- New Phytologist Tansley Medal (2019)
- Royal Society Research Grant (2019)
- Rank Prize New Lecturer Award (2018)
- Finalist at BBSRC Innovator of the Year (2018)
- Rank Prize Early Career Presentation Prize (2018)
- International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium Leadership Award (2017)
- John Innes Foundation Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research (2014)
- Monogram Early Career Excellence Award (2014)
- John Innes Foundation Prize for Excellence in Science Communication (2012)
- Scholarship at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge (2008)
I am interested in understanding the gene networks which control the process of senescence and nutrient remobilisation in wheat. I also study how wheat can regulate its polyploid genome, which has three highly similar copies of most genes.
I also develop resources for wheat functional genomics, including the www.wheat-expression.com atlas and the open access www.wheat-training.com website.