Dr Katherine Steele

Research Area: Genetic diversity and breeding for sustainable crop production

Institution: Bangor University

Website: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/katherine-steele-008458/en

Summary of Research Area:

My research focuses on identifying and improving genetic markers for breeding disease resistant, stress tolerant, resource-use efficient and nutritionally valuable crops. My group have produced a database of novel genetic markers for rice breeders and have developed and tested DNA analysis protocols for the authentication of Basmati rice. I work with a range of industry and public sector partners for technology transfer. I supervise PhDs and Masters projects in plant diversity, genetics and genomics projects.