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Dr Caspar Chater is a molecular plant biologist and research fellow at the Institute of Biotechnology at UNAM, Mexico, and in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield, UK. After earning a BSc. in Biology from University College London he went on to do internships at University of Sussex and RBG Kew before completing his PhD. in Plant Evolutionary Development at the University of Sheffield. After post-doctoral training in the labs of Prof. David Beerling FRS and Prof. Julie Gray, Caspar moved to Mexico in 2015, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

 

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Newton Prize Award for Biotech Drought-Tolerant Beans

Higher temperatures will soon limit bean crop production in Central America, but a potential biotechnology solution has won the prestigious Newton Award. We hear from Dr Caspar Chater, one of the leading scientists behind the research into drought-tolerant beans in Mexico.