PhD student (2011-2015) – Scott Lab3 South, 1.12 D.Li3@bath.ac.uk Tel.: 01225 38 5427 Fax: 01225 38 6779
- 2011-present PhD, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath. “Arsenic tolerance in Arabidopsis – bioremediation”
- 2011- MRes Biology, University of Bath.
Genetic basis for relations of morphological characters in uptaking arsenic and mapping underlying QTLs: heavy metals such as arsenic are natural contaminants of soil, water and in many cases enter the food chain. The effectiveness of phytoaccumulation of arsenic by Brassica juncea is associated with certain morphological characters and the uptake of arsenic. My project is to investigate the genetic control of the uptake of arsenic by model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica juncea. The work will include traditional hybridization methods including the development of mapping population. Molecular genetic and genomic approaches as T-DNA insertion mutagenesis and random mutagenesis will be used to identify genes responsible for arsenic uptake. Project will also use hydroponic technology and quantification analysis to map arsenic trace within varies tissues of the plant.