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Miss Kate Henbest MRes, BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Kate Henbest is a Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences studying molecular plant biology, in particular transcription factors that sense and respond to Zn imbalances.

Academic qualifications

2016-2017: MRes Biological Sciences. University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2016: BSc Biology, University of Southampton, UK.

Research interests

My research interests include molecular plant biology, membrane proteins and transcription factors involved in nutrient imbalances in plants. For my master’s research project I studied the role of the membrane transporters MTP9 and MTP10 and their involvement in manganese (Mn) transport. My current research is focussing on the transcription factor family of bZIPs and how they respond to zinc (Zn) deficiency. I am working with the model plant Arabidopsis as well as the crop plant barley.

PhD Supervisor: Dr Lorraine Williams
PhD Research: Investigating the role of barley bZIPs in Zn homeostasis.
PhD Funding: University of Southampton Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Environmental Biosciences


BIOL2007 Plant Development and Evolution 


Miss Kate Henbest
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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