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Professor Edwards receives Royal Agricultural Society award

Professor Keith Edwards

Professor Keith Edwards

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 Royal Agricultural Society of England’s 2011 Research Medal has been awarded to Professor Keith Edwards in the School of Biological Sciences, in recognition of his work using genomics-based technologies to identify, map, isolate, manipulate and express genes of interest to plant breeders.

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.


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