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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Dr Angie Burnett is a Research Associate in the Department of Plant Sciences, and a David MacKay Research Associate at Darwin College and Cambridge Zero. Angie is passionate about food security and is particularly interested in how crop plants respond to different stresses. Her current work focuses on understanding the response of maize plants to high light and cold temperature stresses, and the genetic basis for stress tolerance, so that breeders can produce plants which are better able to withstand environmental stress. At Cambridge Zero, Angie is researching the relationship between genetically modified organisms and net zero carbon emissions.

Angie's background is in plant physiology. She holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Sheffield, where she was awarded the inaugural PhD studentship from the Society for Experimental Biology. Before commencing her role at the University of Cambridge, Angie worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA and as a Consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Italy.

Food security
Crop stress detection
Improving crop yield
Source:sink relationships
Remote sensing
Plant-environment interactions
Climate change
Science communication
Science policy




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