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Bea Contreras 

PhD Student

Plant science and genetics has always fascinated Bea and little did she know her project will include amazing experiments like studying pea development under different lights, basically a disco-club for legumes.

Bea joined the Green Fuse group to research how light-regulated genes (photoperiod) control flowering time in legumes, especially in Pea and Medicago. Being in the last stages of PhD, she is now focused on her writing but she has always been a busy bee who loves participating in many social activities: from helping out in the post-graduate society at UTAS, partaking in science activities for schools, volunteering for field work involving feral horses, Tasmanian devils or wedge-tail eagles, to spending cold Tassie evening making home-made bath bombs.