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Ms Nikol Voutsina BA, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Ms Nikol Voutsina is Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

2012: M.Sc. Marine Biosciences, University of Delaware, U.S.A.
Thesis: Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) as an ecosystem engineer: Community dynamics and growth.

2008: B.A. Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, U.S.A.



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Research interests

My PhD research aims to elucidate the genetic bases of important agronomic traits in watercress. 

Supervisor: Professor Gail Taylor, Dr Mark Chapman.
PhD research: The genomics of nutritional and resource-use efficiency traits in watercress.
Funding:  Vitacress Salads

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Research project(s)

Developing the genomic resources underpinning molecular breeding in watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Developing a breeding program for a unique crop.

Harnessing the Genetic Diversity of Watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum) for Improved Morphology and Anti-cancer Benefits: Underpinning Data for Molecular Breeding.

Establish a collection of watercress sourced from around the world and breed watercress that not only has a reduced stem length but is also nutritionally beneficial therefore breed an ‘ideal' watercress cultivar.

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.

Ms Nikol Voutsina
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 85/6041

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