Dr Chris Davey

BSc, PhD

Dr Chris Davey

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in population genomics

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Profile

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.

Research

My current research interests are the mathematical modelling of plants, analysis of flow cytometry data and dielectric spectroscopy.

Publications

Genetic relationships between spring emergence, canopy phenology and biomass yield increase the accuracy of genomic prediction in MiscanthusDavey, C., Robson, P., Hawkins, S., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I. & Slavov, G. 2017 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.68, 18, p. 5093-5102
Radiation capture and conversion efficiencies of Miscanthus sacchariflorus, M. sinensis and their naturally occurring hybrid M. × giganteusDavey, C., Jones, L., Squance, M., Purdy, S., Maddison, A., Cunniff, J., Donnison, I. & Clifton-Brown, J. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 2, p. 385-39915 p.
Selection and Genome-Wide Prediction of Phenology and Biomass Yield in MiscanthusDavey, C., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Clifton-Brown, J., Jensen, E., Donnison, I. & Slavov, G. 2016 1 p.
Seasonal Carbohydrate Dynamics and Climatic Regulation of Senescence in the Perennial Grass, MiscanthusPurdy, S. J., Cunniff, J., Maddison, A. L., Jones, L. E., Barraclough, T., Castle, M., Davey, C. L., Jones, C. M., Shield, I., Gallagher, J. A., Donnison, I. S. & Clifton-Brown, J. C. 2015 In : Bioenergy Research.8, 1, p. 28-4114 p.
Multiscale digital Arabidopsis predicts individual organ and whole-organism growthChew, Y. H., Wenden, B., Flis, A., Mengin, V., Taylor, J., Davey, C. L., Tindal, C., Thomas, H., Ougham, H. J., De Reffye, P., Stitt, M., Williams, M., Muetzelfeldt, R., Halliday, K. J. & Millar, A. J. 2014 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.111, 39, p. E4127-E4136
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