Eleanor Kent

Eleanor Kent


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I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015 with a 1st in MSci Biology. My master's thesis investigated the three way interaction between flowers, bees and plant viruses, specifically looking at how viruses mediate change to conical cell structure and how this affects bee visitation. It was through this project I first became interested in bees as pollinators and the role they play in global food production.

Key Research Interests

My PhD at the School of Biological Sciences is investigating how pollinator interactions in farm landscapes can be predicted using genomic tools, specifically Oxford Nanopore Technology's MinION device.

My primary supervisor is Dr Lynn Dicks and my project is in collaboration with the soft fruits supplier BerryWorld.

This PhD is funded by the BBSRC DTP.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger