Dr Sara Moeskjær

School of Biosciences

Research Associate

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s.moeskjaer@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Sara Moeskjær
School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile
  • 2021-present: Research Associate, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
  • 2019-2020: Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
     
Qualifications
  • 2015-2019: PhD, Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University: The genetics of the Rhizobium-clover interaction
  • 2011-2015: MSc, Molecular Biology, Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Research interests

Soil microbial dynamics
How does land management influence below-ground biodiversity and can we determine what "sustainable agriculture" is using soil health as a metric?

Rhizobium genomics and genetics
How do we define bacterial species, how mobile are their core and accessory genomes, and which genes determine N fixing ability with a specific legume host genotype?

Legume genomics and yield improvement through genomic prediction
Optimising yield of legumes by understanding the symbiosis with rhizobia is a brilliant opportunity to increase yield per acre without adding more synthetic N

Publications

Journal articles