Lecturer in Plant Biology at the University of Birmingham
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT, UK
Philippa established her research group at the University of Birmingham in September 2018.
Prior to this she held a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowship at the John Innes Centre studying wheat senescence and developing genomic resources for wheat (2015-2018).
- PhD in Plant Biology, John Innes Centre (2010-2014)
- BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Plant and Microbial Sciences), University of Cambridge (2007-2010)
- 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.