Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy

Staff Profile

Dr Nawaporn Onkokesung

Research Associate


My research interest is the molecular mechanisms of plant responses to environmental conditions.  Multidisciplinary approach ranging from conventional techniques in molecular biology and plant physiology to modern techniques such as transcriptomics and metabolomics has been utilized in my research projects to improve the understanding of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Non-Target-Site resistance in Black-grass populations

An infestation of multiple herbicide resistances black-grass population is a prominent problem in winter and spring cereal crops in Western Europe included the United Kingdom. To develop novel and sustainable approaches to manage multiple herbicide resistance black-grass, the understanding of the molecular mechanism of non-target site resistance (NTSR), an important biological process underlying multiple herbicide resistances, is required. I am investigating the function of a specific glutatathione-s-transferase protein mediating underlying molecular mechanisms of NTSR type of resistance in black-grass and transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana.