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Robust wheat for the future

PhD defence, Tuesday 18 January 2022, Lamis Osama Anwar Abdelhakim

2022.01.18 | Helle Mitzi Thomsen Reichl

Lamis Osama Anwar Abdelhakim

Wheat is one of the cereal crops that is highly in demand but the yield is threatened by drier and warmer weather patterns due to climate change. The increase in CO2 concentration contributes to global warming and is an important factor that can affect stress sensitivity. During her PhD studies, Lamis Abdelhakim studied how heat-sensitive and heat-tolerant Nordic wheat genotypes respond to drought and heat stress at different CO2 levels, and investigated the effect of stress combination in revealing the potential of genotypes to cope with climate variability.

The new research findings contribute to a better understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses in different wheat genotypes to drought and heat stress that are important to find more climate-tolerant crops for the future.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Food Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 18 January 2021 at 10:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Sarah L. Nielsen (sn@food.au.dk).
Title of PhD thesis: Robust wheat for the future

Contact information: Lamis Abdelhakim, e-mail: lamis@food.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Erik Murchie, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Associate Professor Dan Bruhn, Section of Biology and Environmental Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Associate Professor Marianne Hammershøj (Chairperson), Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Carl-Otto Ottosen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Associate Professor Eva Rosenqvist, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Associate Professor Bernd Wollenweber, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,

Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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