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Dr Robert Hancock

Dr Robert Hancock

Dr Robert Hancock

Robert Hancock

 +44(0)1382 568779

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


Rob is a senior crop physiologist and biochemist at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. In his current role he works across a range of crops to identify physiological and biochemical mechanisms underpinning crop yield and quality in response to the biotic and abiotic environment. He works extensively with geneticists and breeders where his mechanistic insights facilitate the identification of genetic markers underpinning agronomic traits.  

Leading Ideas

  • Crop and grassland production and disease control
  • Agriculture
  • Healthier Foods

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.1 Genetic diversity of crops
  • 2.1.2 Crop genetic improvement
  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce
  • 3.1.1 Improving Scottish primary production

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