Interviews with scientists – Dr Cristobal Uauy on wheat genomics and yield


This 5-minute video interview with Dr Cristobal Uauy of the John Innes Centre introduces post-16 students to contemporary genomics and food security.

Dr Cristobal Uauy is passionate about helping the world’s poorest farmers increase the amount of crops they get from their fields. He’s moved from South America to Norfolk to use the new understanding of the wheat genome to create higher yielding wheat varieties. In this video, he explains how his group may be on the verge of a breakthrough.

The accompanying notes include a teachers’ summary, plus student questions and answers.

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