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Department of Plant Sciences


Research group



Angie's research focuses on understanding the response of maize plants to high light and cold temperature stresses. Maize is used to produce corn products, and is the most cultivated cereal crop worldwide. In particular, Angie is investigating the genetic basis for stress tolerance, by measuring the relationship between physiological traits and genes, so that breeders can produce plants which are better able to withstand environmental stress. Her background is in plant physiology, and 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.
Prior to joining the Environmental Plant Physiology group, Angie worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA) and as a Consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy). Angie a Research Associate at Darwin College .


Food security
Crop stress detection
Improving crop yield
Source:sink relationships
Remote sensing
Plant-environment interactions
Climate change
Science communication
Science policy
Postdoctoral Research Associate
David MacKay Research Associate at Darwin College and Cambridge Zero
Dr Angie  Burnett

Contact Details

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Department of Plant Sciences,
Downing Street,
01223 760980