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Mr Felipe Becerra Sanchez BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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‘To achieve food security the world needs a ‘greener’ revolution where science and new technologies have to take over the usage of resources’

Felipe is currently working to optimize from pre to post–harvest the quality of the products. Aiming to reduce the food loss and waste along the fresh vegetables supply chain. His PhD investigates how pre and post-harvest variables have an effect on different sweet corn varieties cultivated in diverse environmental conditions.

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Academic Qualifications:

2018-Present: PhD in Biological sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2016-2017: MRes Environmental Agrobiology. University of Barcelona, SP – University of Southampton, UK.
2011-2015: Biology degree (4 years bachelors) University of Seville, SP.

Research interests

The aim to maintain food security is becoming highly challenging as the world population has increased two-fold in last 50 years. Agriculture is the main use of many of the most important world resources such as land or water and is a major GHG producing industry . Since the world resources are so compromised, the optimization of the agricultural techniques and post-harvest treatments is needed. I am interested in how to reduce the impact of the agriculture on the environment being essential for environment resilience.

My current PhD research aims to reduce the food loss and waste produced through the sweet corn supply chain, as well as other related matters.

Supervisors: Prof Gail Taylor & Dr Mark Chapman
PhD Research: Improving postharvest quality of sweetcorn
Funding: Barfoots of Botley Ltd.



Research group

Plants and Food Security

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Mr Felipe Becerra Sanchez
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number NNN: 85/6041

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