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Dr Tatenda Goche

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Royal Society Newton International Fellowship)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Royal Society Newton International Fellowship) in the Department of Biosciences


Tatenda is a Royal Society Newton International Fellow in Steve Chivasa’s Lab in the Department of Biosciences. He completed his PhD in South Africa at the University of the Free State under Dr Rudo Ngara’s supervision. His PhD work evaluated sorghum physiological and molecular adaptive responses to drought stress. He began his academic career as a Lecturer at Gwanda State University, where he also served as a departmental chairperson before moving to Bindura University of Science Education. His research career began when he was awarded the Royal Society Newton International Fellowship in 2022 to work in Dr Chivasa's Lab as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Durham University. His Post-Doctoral Fellowship focuses on understanding interactions between sorghum and the soil microbiome during normal growth and metabolic transition to survive drought. This utilises diverse analytical techniques, including in situ imaging of roots, iTRAQ analysis, Next Generation Sequencing, and Metabolomics.

Research interestsPlant root-microbe interactionsMolecular genetic basis for plant responses to drought


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