Annet Westhoek

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I am an EPSRC-funded Systems Biology DTC student working on my PhD research with Dr Lindsay Turnbull, Prof. Phil Poole and Dr. Gail Preston at the University of Oxford. I previously studied at Wageningen University, the Netherlands (BSc biology, 2012).

In my PhD project, I am using a combination of mathematical modelling and experimental work to investigate: i) how legumes allocate resources to their own roots versus to their rhizobial symbionts under a wide range of external nitrogen conditions and; ii) how allocation decisions influence future rhizobial communities in the soil.

This work is funded by the EPSRC: