Dr Lin Huang PhD
Lin graduated from mathematics and computer sciences at Swansea University and has had over 10 years of research in engineering computation, simulation and modelling, and high performance computing experience prior to joining IGER/IBERS. She has been a member of the Biomathematics Team since joining the Institute and has been a key member of several bioinformatics projects in temperate forage grasses (Lolium) and Miscanthus funded by the BBSRC, Defra and EU.
From 2006, Lin has also been involved in the collecting and curating of the Miscanthus germplasm collection in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and in the negotiating of CBD and ABS agreements with partners and government departments in those countries.
Since 2009, she has organised three successful international conferences with delegates came from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Lin collaborates closely with the research community and industry both in the UK and globally.
My current research areas focus on:
- Biomathematics including the application of novel computational approaches for crop performance modelling
- Bioinformatics for plant breeding
- Miscanthus genetic resources
Other research activities include the implementation and negotiation of United Nation's 1992 'Convention on Biological Diversity' (CBD) and 2010 'Nagoya Protocol' i.e. Access and Benefit Sharing' (ABS) agreements to ensure the ethical use and equitable sharing benefit of genetic resources.
Current Projects Involved
- BBSRC Institute Strategic Programme Grant (ISPG) ‘Energy Grass and Bio-refinery’
- Defra LINK ‘Genetic Improvement of the Biomass Crop Miscanthus (GIANT)’
- BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) - BioMASS
- BBSRC industrial CASE PhD studentship “Computational Modelling of the Relationships between Miscanthus Genotype, Environment and Phenotype”
- BBSRC industrial CASE PhD studentship “Streamlining phenotyping for energy crop Miscanthus”
- BBSRC UK-Taiwan International Partnering award, entitled “Optimising biomass conversion on Miscanthus for bioenergy and industrial materials”
Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breeding. International Bioenergy Conference 2014. Cadair2014.
The Development of a BAC-fingerprint FPC map for Lolium perenne . Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. Other2012.
Developing Miscanthus for Bioenergy. In (eds) Energy Crops. Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 301-321. Cadair2011.
Developing a physical map of the Lolium perenne genome based on High-Information Content BAC Fingerprinting and BAC-end sequencing. 1st Festulolium Working Group Workship, Eucarpia and Fodder Crops and Amenity Section. Other2011.
Understanding the value of hydrothermal time on flowering in Miscanthus species. Aspects of Applied Biology 112 pp. 181-189. Cadair2011.
Structure–activity relationships of modified C-terminal endomorphin-2 analogues by molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 27 (4) pp. 489-496. 10.1016/j.jmgm.2008.08.007 Cadair2008.
Update of ILGI and other Lolium data in the forage grass genome database (FOGGDB). Abstract Plant & Animal Genomes XI Conference. Cadair2003.