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Miss Elizabeth C Arnold BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Miss Elizabeth Arnold is a Postgraduate Research Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Academic Qualifications

2010-2014: BSc (Hons) Biology with Professional Placement. University of Bath, UK.
2012-2013: Industrial Placement at Campden BRI in the area of microbial food safety and spoilage.

Research interests

Investigating the link between plant phenotypic traits and the salad leaf microbiome. With the aim to improve product safety and shelf-life through plant breeding.

Supervisor: Professor Gail Taylor, Professor Bill Keevil, Dr Mark Chapman and Dr Hazel Smith.
PhD research: Understanding and manipulating the leaf microbiome in baby leaf salad crops for better shelf-life and stress tolerance.
Funding: BBSRC Case studentship with Vitacress Salads.

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Taylor Lab

Research project(s)

Understanding the links between lettuce leaf phenotypes and the abundance and diversity of microbes with a view to breeding for improved shelf life and safety

Vitacress Research Unit: Improving the quality and healthy-giving benefits of baby salad leaves

Supporting the sustainable production of high quality baby leaf salad and herb species. We are one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress, salads and fresh herbs.

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Miss Elizabeth C Arnold
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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