Dr Robert Caine

School of Biosciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Rob Caine
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Dr Robert Caine
School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
S10 2TN
  • Research Associate (Remote sensing and crop biotechnology), Holly Croft lab, University of Sheffield, UK (2021-)
  • GCRF Research Fellow (Fortifying rice performance in response to climate change), University of Sheffield, UK (2019-2021)
  • Research Associate (Genetic alterations to rice stomatal development to improve drought tolerance and water-use), Julie Gray lab, Sheffield, UK (2016-2019)
  • PhD (Stomatal Development and Evolution), University of Sheffield, UK (2012-2016)
  • BSc (Biology and Japanese combined honours) , Oxford Brookes University, UK (2008-2012)
Research interests

I am interested in increasing the water-use and photosynthetic performance of crops when grown under climatic conditions predicted to occur within the next 50 to 100 years. This focus is centred around how we can adjust stomata above-ground and roots below ground to ultimately maximise future yields. I have extensive research experience in working with rice and wheat and have previously worked in the fields of stomatal development and land plant evolution.


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