Dr Eric Belfield

Research Interests

Since my move with Nick Harberd from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, my research has focused principally in the following areas:

1. Mutation analysis
Mutations are the source of genetic variation and fundamental to evolution. I use the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana and related species to study spontaneous and environmentally induced mutations using next generation sequencing technologies.

2. Salt tolerance
I’m using next-generation sequencing technologies to determine the genetic variations in wheat varieties that have an increased tolerance to salinity and other stresses.

Other information

  • Lecturer and tutor
  • Biology degree 1st year Research Skills convenor
  • Growth facilities manager
  • Biological safety officer

Committee membership:

  • Genetic Modification Safety (Chair)

  • Facilities

  • Safety



Contact Details
E: eric.belfield@biology.ox.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1865 275000
F: +44 (0)1865 275074
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