Posted on 01/04/2013
Dr Beatrix Horvarth
One of the great challenges of the twenty-first century is meeting our society's growing needs for natural resources, energy and food, while simultaneously reducing the large environmental impact attaining these commodities – this has been named “sustainable intensification of agriculture”.
A leader senior experimental scientist, Dr Beatrix Horvath from Utrecht University, has joined the group of Dr Paccanaro in the Department of Computer Science and the collaborating group of Prof Bogre at the School of Biological Sciences on a two-year EU Marie Curie International Fellowship.
Dr Horvath has already made a number of significant contributions to this area, including the discovery of basic mechanisms of nitrogen fixing Rhysobium, plant responses to Rhysobium, a key growth controlling gene in potato, and growth regulatory networks in root.
Dr Horvath's fellowship sets out a new challenging project within the group Dr Paccanaro to map gene regulatory networks and infer dynamic protein complexes underpinning plant growth and crop yield. This project falls within the recently launched College research theme Sustainability and Security.
Please visit the pages of Dr Paccanaro’s group and Prof Bogre’s group for more details about their research.