Dr Eric Belfield
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.
- Lecturer and tutor
- Biology degree 1st year Research Skills convenor
- Growth facilities manager
- Biological safety officer
Genetic Modification Safety (Chair)