Professor Edwards receives Royal Agricultural Society award
26 September 2011
Professor Keith Edwards has been awarded the 2011 Royal Agricultural Society Research Medal for his leading role in the sequencing of the wheat genome.
The RASE Research Medal was introduced to acknowledge 'research work of outstanding merit, carried out in the United Kingdom, which has proved, or is likely to be, of benefit to agriculture'. Professor Edwards led the team that recently released genomic sequences covering 95% of all wheat genes, a significant building block in efforts to develop new types of wheat that are better able to cope with drought or salinity and able to deliver higher yields.