EBI Personnel Directory Hawkins, Elizabeth


Feedstock Development

Elizabeth Hawkins

ehawkin2@illinois.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Perrenial Feedstock Genomics

This project applies genomic tools to identify useful genes, pathways, and germplasm for the development of perennial grasses as bioenergy feedstocks, with a focus on the Saccharinae.  Linkage mapping and association mapping is being conducted on inter- and intra-specific segregating populations and diversity panels of Sorghum, Saccharum, and Miscanthus.  Traits of fundamental interest include flowering phenology, rate and pattern of biomass accumulation, perenniality, and compositional variation.