Mr Maxwell Asiedu

  • Biography/ Background

    After my bachelors degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in 2018, I completed a one-year mandatory national service program at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana. In 2019, I was awarded the prestigeous full tuition fee Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships to study MSc Biotechnology at the University of Nottingham, UK. During this period, I developed more interest for research, specifically, in the field of Plant Sciences, focusing on elucidating root traits and cell signalling and their role in developing stress resilience in crops to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change and abiotic stresses.

    Currently, I am a Joint PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide/University of Nottingham, and my research is focused on exploiting new breakthroughs in the regulation of root growth angle (RGA) to induce stress resilience in Australian barley. We hope to identify diversity of a novel gene (EGT1) in Australian barley varieties and also to elucidate the role of the EGT1 variants in regulating RGA in Australian barley. My greatest motivation is the desire to contribute to sustainable food production amidst the global food crisis.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship (University of Nottingham)

    University of Adelaide Research Scholarship 

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 11 May 2023