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The University of Southampton
Biological SciencesPostgraduate study

Mr James Bedford MSc, BSc

Postgraduate research student (INSPIRE)

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Mr James Bedford is a postgraduate research student in the Chapman lab at the University of Southampton.

He completed his MSc by research and BSc Biology courses at the University of York, where he developed a keen interest in plant genetics and computational biology. His PhD research project investigates the genomics of climate adaptation in rice using genome-wide statistical genetics approaches.

2019-2020: MSc (by Research). University of York, UK.

2016-2019: BSc Biology. University of York, UK.

Research interests

My main research interests involve using genome-wide statistical genetics approaches and next generation sequence data to identify genes associated with important traits in plants.

My PhD investigates the genomics of climate adaptation in rice using environmental association analyses and bioinformatic techniques and aims to improve our understanding of local adaptation in rice.

My previous MSc and BSc projects have identified genes associated with silicon accumulation in ash trees and germination time in wheat.

Research project: Genomics of Adaption to Climate Change in Rice


Mark Chapman
Lorraine Williams
Mark Carine

Funding Agency: INSPIRE DTP, NERC

Research group

Ecology and Evolution

Affiliate research groups

Plants and Food Security , Mark Chapman's Lab

Research project(s)

Genomics of Adaption to Climate Change in Rice

Mr James Bedford
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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