Dr Chris Davey BSc, PhD
My first degree was in zoology and microbiology and my PhD in biophysics (biological dielectrics). I wrote, got and did two Wellcome Trust fellowships in the area of linear and non-linear dielectric spectroscopy of human blood. I have taught at secondary school, taught a substantial part of the foundation year course in IBERS as well as part of the 1st year biochemistry course and I have successfully supervised two PhD students in biophysics. My research has encompassed both bench work and theoretical studies. Outside academia I have worked for both small and multinational companies and have freelanced as a consultant and computer programmer.
My current research interests are the mathematical modelling of plants, analysis of flow cytometry data and dielectric spectroscopy.
Genetic relationships between spring emergence, canopy phenology and biomass yield increase the accuracy of genomic prediction in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Botany 10.1093/jxb/erx3392017.
Selection and Genome-Wide Prediction of Phenology and Biomass Yield in Miscanthus. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV. Cadair2016.
Multiscale digital Arabidopsis predicts individual organ and whole-organism growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (39) pp. E4127-E4136. 10.1073/pnas.1410238111 Cadair2014.
Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breeding. International Bioenergy Conference 2014. Cadair2014.
Genome-wide analysis of longevity in nutrient-deprived Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals importance of recycling in maintaining cell viability. Environmental Microbiology 14 (5) pp. 1249-1260. 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02705.x Cadair2012.
A flexible quantitative methodology for the analysis of gene-flow between conventionally bred maize populations using microsatellite markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122 (4) pp. 819-829. 10.1007/s00122-010-1489-0 Cadair2011.
Linking models in the PlaSMo portal and modelling the biological clock. Systems approaches to crop improvement. Rothamsted research, Harpende, UK, 14-15 April. Cadair2011.
Factors affecting rates of cross-pollination in maize growing under typical UK conditions RG0124. DEFRA Report 2011 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair2011.
PlasMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologist. Aspects 93: Integrated Agricultural Systems. Association of Applied Biologists Conference on Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measuring. pp. S225-S226. Cadair2009.
PlaSMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologists. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology pp. 225-. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.562 Cadair2009.
Making crop and plant mathematical models easily accessible to the plant science and systems biology communities. Cadair2009.
The Influence of Electrode Polarisation on Dielectric Spectra, with Special Reference to Capacitive Biomass Measurements. I. Quantifying the Effects on Electrode Polarisation of Factors Likely to Occur During Fermentations. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 46 (1) pp. 91-103. 10.1016/S0302-4598(98)00131-7 Cadair1998.
The Influence of Electrode Polarisation on Dielectric Spectra, with Special Reference to Capacitive Biomass Measurements. II. Reduction in the Contribution of Electrode Polarisation to Dielectric Spectra Using a Two-Frequency Method. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 46 (1) pp. 105-114. 10.1016/S0302-4598(98)00132-9 Other Cadair1998.
Introduction to the dielectric estimation of cellular biomass in real time, with special emphasis on measurements at high volume fractions. Analytica Chimica Acta 279 (1) pp. 155-161. 10.1016/0003-2670(93)85078-X Other Cadair1993.
The Biomass Monitor Source Book. Aber Instruments, Science Park, Aberystwyth Cadair1993.
The Theory of the β -Dielectric Dispersion and its use in the Estimation of Cellular Biomass. Aber Instruments, Science Park, Aberystwyth Cadair1993.