BBSRC-funded wheat researcher wins prestigious RASE award

26th Sep 2011

Professor Keith Edwards of the University of Bristol has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England's (RASE) Research Medal today. Professor Edwards received the medal in recognition of his work using genomics-based technologies to identify, map, isolate, manipulate and express different genetic variants in wheat quality and performance. 

Professor Edwards was one of the team which released the first sequence coverage of the wheat genome in 2010, a significant building block in efforts to develop new types of wheat, better able to cope with drought, salinity or able to deliver higher yields.

The RASE Research Medal was introduced to acknowledge "research work of outstanding merit, carried out in the United Kingdom, which has proved, or is likely to be, of benefit to agriculture".

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