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PhD STUDENT

Charlotte Rambla

Research interest

Wheat [Triticum aestivum] root system architecture

PHONE NUMBER
+61 458 820 885
EMAIL ADDRESS
c.rambla@uq.net.au

My research project

  • Description
  • Objectives
  • Outcomes

Design wheat varieties with different root system ideotypes.

  • Developing elite wheat varieties with modified root traits (root angle and root biomass).
  • Understanding the relationships between above and below ground for the elite wheat lines with modified root traits.

The elite wheat lines with modified root traits provide valuable genetic materials to study the value of root traits to support yield in different environments and soil types.

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Career in numbers

4
PUBLICATIONS
3
AWARDS
2
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
2
POSTER PRESENTATIONS

About Charlotte Rambla

Country of origin and languages

My origin: France
Languages I speak: Italian, French, English

Education

Bachelor’s degree, Universit√† di Padova, Italy
Master’s degree, Universit√† di Padova, Italy

Scholarships

Research Training Program Stipend
Grains Research and Development Corporation

Awards
  • Crawford-in-Queensland Student Award 2020
  • Young Science Ambassador Award 2020
  • Champion of Change – 2021 Excellence Awards QAAFI (Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation)
Research advisors

Assoc. Prof. Lee Hickey
Dr Samir Alahmad
Prof. Michelle Watt
Dr Kai Voss-Fels
Prof. Cristobal Uauy

I enjoy discovering small things among the unknown that can contribute to accelerating and finding better solutions for the future.
Charlotte Rambla
PhD Student

Publications

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Makhoul, M., Rambla, C., Voss-Fels, K.P., Hickey, L.T., Snowdon, R.J. and Obermeier, C., 2020. Overcoming polyploidy pitfalls: A user guide for effective SNP conversion into KASP markers in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 133, pp.2413-2430.

Ober, E.S., Alahmad, S., Cockram, J., Forestan, C., Hickey, L.T., Kant, J., Maccaferri, M., Marr, E., Milner, M., Pinto, F. and Rambla, C., 2021. Wheat root systems as a breeding target for climate resilience. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, pp.1-18.

Alahmad, S., Rambla, C., Voss-Fels, K. P. and Hickey, T. L. 2022. Accelerating Breeding Cycles. In: Reynolds, M. P., Braun, H. (Eds.), Wheat Improvement – Food Security in a Changing Climate. Springer International Publishing.

Rambla, C., Van Der Meer, S., Voss-Fels, K. P., Makhoul, M., Obermeier, C., Snowdon, R., … & Hickey, L. T. (2022). A toolkit to rapidly modify root systems through single plant selection. Plant methods, 18(1), 1-13.