Belinda's research has primarily been on the physiology and genetics of nitrogen use in the cereal crop Sorghum bicolor. The use of nitrogen fertiliser is essential to supply the global food demand however it is a major source of nitrogen pollution. Her PhD thesis investigated the relationships between nitrate uptake, storage, assimilation and remobilisation, gene expression and the correlation between these components. Her previous experiences in the work environments of multinational investment banks combined with her scientific research knowledge gives her a unique skill set with an organisational and analytical emphasis.

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