Leo Yin
  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

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BBSRC-funded Ph.D. Student (EASTBIO)

Projects

Project title:

Unfolding the potential of alpine pennycress for nickel agromining

My research project will assess the nickel uptake ability of different alpine pennycress ecotypes (a plant that uptakes and hyperaccumulates an extraordinary amount of metals like zinc, cadmium and nickel) and determine the effect of microbial inoculation, biochar, phytohormones, and low molecular weight organic acids in the overall agromining process. Agromining (or phytomining) is a plant-based technique to retrieve valuable elements from metal-enriched soils. Also, this research project will provide valuable knowledge about mechanisms that can be useful to improve phytoremediation.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Edinburgh

1 Sep 20201 Sep 2021

Award Date: 30 Nov 2021

Bachelor, United International College (UIC)

1 Sep 20161 Sep 2020

Award Date: 15 Jul 2020