The aim of ENSA is to use biological nitrogen fixation to sustainably increase yields for small-holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of ENSA, the Harrison group is working to study symbiotic associations in the Rosaceae.
My research focusses on understanding the molecular basis of early signalling events involved in symbiosis between the host and microbe, with the aim of engineering nitrogen fixation in strawberry.
ENSA: Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa; Duration: Jun 2019–Sep 2022; Partners: Sainsbury Laboratory, Aarhus University, University of Cambridge, University of Freiburg, University of Illinois, The James Hutton Institute, John Innes Centre, NIAB, University of Toulouse, Wageningen University & Research; Funding: Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation
Price RJ, Weindling E, Berman J, Buscaino A. Chromatin Profiling of the Repetitive and Nonrepetitive Genomes of the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans. MBio. 2019 Jul 23;10(4).
Freire-Benéitez V, Price RJ, Buscaino A. The Chromatin of Candida albicans Pericentromeres Bears Features of Both Euchromatin and Heterochromatin. Front Microbiol. 2016;7:759.
Freire-Benéitez V, Price RJ, Tarrant D, Berman J, Buscaino A. Candida albicans repetitive elements display epigenetic diversity and plasticity. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 14;6:22989.
Price RJ, Lillycrop KA, Burdge GC. Folic acid induces cell type-specific changes in the transcriptome of breast cancer cell lines: a proof-of-concept study. J Nutr Sci. 2016;5:e17.
Price RJ, Lillycrop KA, Burdge GC. Folic acid supplementation in vitro induces cell type-specific changes in BRCA1 and BRCA 2 mRNA expression, but does not alter DNA methylation of their promoters or DNA repair. Nutr Res. 2015 Jun;35(6):532-44.