Dr Rebecca Dewhirst
Associate Research Fellow
Laver Building Level 7
Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK
I graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a first class degree in biology. I then joined the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh to undertake a PhD in plant biochemistry. I completed my PhD, entitled ‘Formation and subsequent metabolism of ascorbate oxidation products in vitro and in plant cells’ in 2015.
After my PhD I joined the wildFIRE lab here in Exeter to continue researching plant biochemistry but this time in relation to plant flammability, specifically in pine species.
Broad research specialisms:
- Plant biochemistry
- Volatile organic compounds
- Plant flammability
PhD in plant biochemistry (University of Edinburgh, 2015);
BSc in biology (University of York, 2011)
I’m working on a project that aims to identify differences in plant biochemistry that link to plant flammability. Initially we will look at differences in volatile compounds biochemistry and flammability between pine species.
ERC ECOFLAM project
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