Dr Brittany Hazard

Research Leader




01603 255000

Research Areas

Food & Health

I am a joint Research Fellow at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.  The ultimate goal of my research is to improve cereal grain quality for human health.  The nature of this research is interdisciplinary and involves building strong connections between the field of plant breeding and genetics with food and health. 

Starch composition and structure in wheat play major roles in digestibility and glucose homeostasis in humans.  A key aim of my research is to develop wheat genotypes with novel starch compositions and structural properties expected to improve human health.  The materials will be used to make food products for human dietary intervention studies and experiments in other model systems.

My research background is in plant genetics and trait development in durum wheat, particularly focused on improving resistant starch content in the grain.

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