Dr Chris Davey

BSc, PhD

Dr Chris Davey

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in population genomics

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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.


Genomic index selection provides a pragmatic framework for setting and refining multi-objective breeding targets in MiscanthusSlavov, G., Davey, C., Bosch, M., Robson, P., Donnison, I. & Mackay, I., 2018 , In : Annals of Botany. mcy187.
Breeding progress and preparedness for mass-scale deployment of perennial lignocellulosic biomass crops switchgrass, miscanthus, willow and poplarClifton-Brown, J., Harfouche, A., Casler, M., Jones, H., MacAlpine, W. J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Smart, L., Adler, A., Ashman, C. R., Awty-Carroll, D., Bastien, C., Bopper, S., Botnari, V., Brancourt-Hulmel, M., Chen, Z., Clark, L., Cosentino, S., Dalton, S., Davey, C., Dolstra, O., Donnison, I., Flavell, R., Greef, J. M., Hanley, S., Hastings, A., Hertzberg, M., Hsu, T. W., Huang, L., Iurato, A., Jensen, E., Jin, X., Jørgensen, U., Kiesel, A., Kim, D-S., Liu, J., McCalmont, J. P., McMahon, G. G., Mos, M., Robson, P., Sacks, E. J., Sandu, A., Scalici, G., Schwarz, K., Scordia, D., Shafiei, R., Shield, I. F., Slavov, G., Stanton, B., Swaminathan, K., Taylor, G., Torres, A. F., Trindade, L. M., Tschaplinski, T., Tuskan, J., Yamada, T., Yu, C. Y., Zalesny, R. -F., Zong, J. & Lewandowski, I., 2018 , (Accepted/In press) In : GCB Bioenergy.
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.
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