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Miss Billy Valdes RVNS, BSc (Hons)

Research Technician: Molecular basis of potato greening to reduce food waste, Fire Warden for Building 85 Level 5 Laboratory

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Miss Billy M Valdes is a Research Technician: Molecular basis of potato greening to reduce food waste at the University of Southampton.

Career history

2016-current: Research Technician: Molecular basis of potato greening to reduce food waste. Dr. Haruko Okamoto, Universitiy of Southampton, UK.
2013-2016: Project Technician for Prof G Taylor, working on the WATBIO and MAGLUE project. University of Southampton, UK.
2013: Laboratory Technician (Education and Insectary). University of Southampton, UK.
2009-2011: Set up a community project in Mida, Kenya for the Giriama people. Mida, Kenya.
2007-2009: Project Technician for Dr. L Williams and Prof M Terry. University of Southampton, UK.

Academic qualifications

2001-2006: Zoology BSc (Hons) at University of Southampton, UK.





Research interests

My research interests focus on plants, animals the environment and ecology in affiliation to Food Waste.

I am a member of Dr. H Okamoto’s and Prof. M Terry’s lab.

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Research project(s)

Development of improved perennial non-food biomass and bioproduct crops for water-stressed environments (WATBIO)

Working on three novel non-food crops for bioenergy applications, we are using the latest RNA-Seq and Genome Wide Association Studies to identify genes linked to traits for improved water use efficiency.


Fire Warden for Building 85, Level 5 Laboratory, University of Southampton.

Miss Billy Valdes
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number:85/6041

Telephone:(023) 8059 4291

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