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Release date- 25062014 - Professor
Professor Gooding is currently a Professor of Crop Science and Agronomy, and Head of the
He also holds the positions of Director of the Crops Research Unit and is Course Director for the BSc in Agriculture.
Originally from Sussex, Professor Gooding is a graduate of
Professor Gooding's research interests address the sustainable intensification of agriculture: particularly how to enhance nutrient uptake and use by crops so that yield and quality can be improved in changing environments.
The work examines genetic, climatic and agronomic influences on crop performance for human foodstuffs and nutrition, livestock feed and industrial uses.
He is currently Co-Chair of the Crop Systems Biology Division of the
The author of 200 publications, his research interests and expertise has led to a significant number of presentations and speaking engagements at internationally renowned conferences and events across the globe.
Commenting on Professor Gooding's appointment,
Professor Gooding said; 'IBERS is clearly a leading institution and in an exceptional position to deliver graduates, solutions and products to sustain development, provide food and energy security, and to mitigate and adapt to environmental change. I am naturally very excited about the prospect of working with the staff, students and wider community, as we make wide-ranging beneficial impacts in the biological, environmental and rural sectors'.
Professor Gooding will take up his post at
Professor Gooding succeeds Professor
IBERS is an internationally recognised research and teaching centre providing a unique base for research in response to global challenges such as food security, bioenergy and sustainability, and the impacts of climate change. IBERS scientists conduct basic, strategic and applied research from genes and molecules to organisms and the environment.
IBERS receives strategic research funding from the BBSRC to support long term mission driven research, and is a member of the
IBERS works with both academic and industrial partners, developing and translating innovative bioscience research into solutions designed to mitigate the impacts of climate change and plant and animal diseases, and deliver renewable energy and food and water security.
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