Dr Stéphanie Swarbreck

Dr Stéphanie Swarbreck
Senior Specialist - Crop Molecular Physiology

Research interests

I am interested in understanding how plants integrate and respond to different environmental conditions such as nutrient availability and the presence of neighbour (e.g. blackgrass). My research aims to provide useful information for the development of crop varieties that can produce high yield with lower herbicide and fertiliser inputs.

Research projects

MillNETi: Millets and Nutritional Enhancement Traits for Iron bioavailability: Duration: April 2019- March 2021; Partners: University of Cambridge (Plant Sciences, Development Studies, Pathology, Politics and International studies), NIAB (Genetics & Breeding), MRC Unit The Gambia, Rothamsted Resarch; Funding: BBSRC (BB/S013954/1)


Recent publications

Swarbreck SM, Wang M, Wang Y, Kindred D, Sylvester-Bradley R, Shi Weiming, Varinderpal-Singh, Bentley AR, Griffiths H (2019). A roadmap for lowering crop nitrogen requirement. Accepted for publication Trends in Plant Science.

Swarbreck SM, Guerringue Y, Matthus E, Jamieson FJC, Davies JM (2019) Impairment in karrikin but not strigolactone sensing enhances root skewing in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal.

Matthus E, Wilkins KA, Swarbreck SM, Doddrell NH, Doccula FG, Costa A, Davies JM (2019) Phosphate starvation alters abiotic stress-induced cytosolic free calcium increases in roots. Plant Physiology. 179:1754-1767

Finch JA, Guillaume G, French SA, Colaço RDDR, Davies JM, Swarbreck SM (2017) Wheat root length and not branching is altered in the presence of neighbours, including blackgrass. PLoS One 12: e0178176.

Full publication list on Google Scholar, ORCID and Researchgate.