University of Aberdeen
Current Position Professor
Previous Position Reader
Telephone +44 (0)1224 272690
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Genetic mapping in rice
  • Abiotic and biotic stress resistance in rice
  • Roots of rice
  • Arsenic and Cadmium in rice grain
  • Water and nutrient saving, especially alternate wetting and drying irrigation

Recent Key Papers

  • Norton GJ, Travis AJ, Douglas A, Fairley S, De Paiva Alves E, Ruang-areerate P, Naredo MEB, McNally KL, Sumon MH, Islam MR and Price AH (2018) Genome wide association mapping of grain and straw biomass traits in the rice Bengal and Assam Aus Panel (BAAP) grown under alternate wetting and drying and permanently flooded irrigation. Front. Plant Sci. 9:1223.doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01223
  • Munasinghe M, Price AH (2016) Genetic and root phenotype diversity in Sri Lankan rice landraces may be related to drought resistance. Rice 9:24
  • Dimkpa SON, Lahari MZ, Shrestha R, Douglas A, Gheysen G, Price AH (2016) A genome-wide association study of a global rice panel reveals resistance in Oryza sativa to root-knot nematodes, J. Ex. Bot. 67: 1191-1200

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Root systems of wheat assessed using buried herbicide method Genome wide association mapping salt tolerance in rice
  • Striga and mycorrhizal interactions in African rice