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Nigel G. Halford

  • PhD
  • Principal Research Scientist
  • Rothamsted Research
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My research programme concerns the genetics of metabolic regulation in crop plants, how plant metabolism is affected by environmental stresses such as heat and drought and how it can be manipulated to improve crop yield and food safety. A specific application of this is reducing the potential for acrylamide formation in wheat, potato and rye products.

Recent publications

  • Acrylamide in Food

    • Halford N
    • Curtis T
  • Reducing the Acrylamide-Forming Potential of Crop Plants

    • Raffan S
    • Halford N

Professional experience

Principal Research Scientist

Rothamsted Research

January 2002 - Present

Special Professor

University of Nottingham

September 2010 - May 2016(6 years)

Visiting Professor

Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences

May 2006 - May 2016(10 years)

Committee Member

Advisory Committee for Animal Feedingstuffs

June 2004 - June 2013(9 years)

Project Leader

Long Ashton Research Station

January 1991 - January 2002(11 years)

Scientific Officer/Higher Scientific Officer

Rothamsted Experimental Station

September 1984 - January 1991(6 years)



Council for National Academic Awards

October 1985 - September 1989(4 years)

MSc Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University College London

October 1983 - September 1984(a year)

BSc Genetics

University of Liverpool

September 1980 - July 1983(3 years)

Co-authors (235)

  • Tanya Curtis
  • Vladimir Martynov (V.A.Martynov)
  • Joseph Hubert Yamdeu Galani
  • Bruno Rojas
  • Wael Hadi