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Laura Davies



Investigating the potential for glyphosate resistance evolution in UK weedy species

I am a final year PhD student in the School of Life Sciences, based at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne campus. My research involves investigating glyphosate susceptibility in UK weedy species, with a focus on blackgrass (Alopecurus myosuroides) with the aim to investigate the potential for evolution of glyphosate resistance in the UK. This is a proactive project as we are investigating glyphosate resistance before it evolves in the UK.

Blackgrass Arabiopsis thaliana treated with glyphosate A blackgrass experiment

I hold a first class BSc Hons in Biology from Cardiff University, where I investigated the use of waste water treatment wetlands in treating landfill leachate. As part of my undergraduate degree I also took part in a sandwich course year at The Millennium Seedbank Project, Kew, where I completed a project on seed longevity in seedbank storage. Following graduation, I worked as a research assistant at Cardiff University where I continued the project on waste water treatment wetlands and started a further project on algal bioreactors.



Laura Davies

Laura Davies

L dot Davies dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk