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Raul Huertas

Staff picture: Raul Huertas
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Research Scientist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Raul joined the Institute in November 2020 as Plant Biochemist/Molecular Physiologist. Raul's training combines a BSc in Biochemistry, MSc in Biochemical Sciences and another in Agricultural Science, and a PhD in Plant Sciences.

Raul has developed a strong research track record supporting efficient and sustainable agriculture. His research interests focus on understanding and improving tolerance to abiotic stresses, plant nutrient use efficiency and increasing its nutritional load for human consumption. He embraces multidisciplinary research, integrating plant physiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry approaches in model plant species and crops.

Research interests:

  • Plant nutritional traits (reduce nutrient inputs / overcoming macro- and micro-nutrient limitations)
  • Abiotic stress tolerance traits (cold, heat, drought, salinity tolerance)
  • Food quality traits associated with crops' nutritional status

Current research:

  • ZIRON Pulse: Upscaling adoption and exploitation of a wide diversity of Iron and Zinc-rich beans by rural populations in Africa. BBSRC-UKRI project within the Environmental & Biochemical Sciences department.
  • Projects associated with the upcoming Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC).

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.