About us

We are scientists working at Lancaster Environment Centre. Our research
with a wide variety of crops aims to address environmental challenges.
More importantly, we know that Plants are Fascinating and we want to share
that with you.

TEAM Fascination of Plants 2024

Ingrid Robertson

Eduardo Zelada Lau

Caty Mardsen

Dawn Worrall

Bridget O’Boyle has a background in plant biology and now works as an Assistant Editor on scientific journals. She has a keen interest in science communication and belongs to the STEM Ambassadors programme which aims to inform and inspire young people about science and scientific careers.

Supreeta Vijayakumar

Neil Morrison

Carmen Hermida Carrera

Tamara Hernández-Verdeja works to improve yield and environmental resilience by engineering the rare C2 photosynthesis in important food and bioenergy Brassica crops.

TEAM Light Up Lancaster 2022

Joana Amaral

Ben Davies

Ana Moreira Lobo

Nandhara Mendes

Bridget O’Boyle has a background in plant biology and now works as an Assistant Editor on scientific journals. She has a keen interest in science communication and belongs to the STEM Ambassadors programme which aims to inform and inspire young people about science and scientific careers.

Supreeta Vijayakumar

Tamara Hernández-Verdeja works to improve yield and environmental resilience by engineering the rare C2 photosynthesis in important food and bioenergy Brassica crops.

TEAM Fascination of Plants 2022

Catherine Walsh  studies how C2 photosynthesis influences the yield and flavour consistency of salad rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) cultivars.

Ingrid Robertson is a plant physiologist who works with cowpea. She measures photosynthesis of this important crop plant in response to light and shade.

Hattie Roberts is researching how brassica oilseed crops respond to a little-known air pollutant called ozone. 

Roxana Khoshravesh is a plant biologist who works with the most resilient leaves in nature to understand how they survive in hot and arid environments.

Tamara Hernández-Verdeja works to improve yield and environmental resilience by engineering the rare C2 photosynthesis in important food and bioenergy Brassica crops.