Dr Rhiannon Page

Specialist Molecular Biology Technician

Research Overview

My research aim is to develop crop plants that will deliver higher yields and contribute to global food security. Evidence suggests that the best prospect for increasing genetic yield potential is to improve the conversion of sunlight into biomass i.e. the efficiency of photosynthesis. My work contributes towards furthering our understanding of photosynthesis, as well as identifying and testing out new approaches to improve its efficiency. Whilst at Lancaster University, I have had the opportunity to work with wheat, cowpea and soybean.