Dr. Dimah Habash has 17 years research experience in physiological and genetic factors defining multigenic complex traits such as nitrogen and water use in wheat. Areas of expertise focus on nitrogen metabolism, senescence and remobilisation of assimilate in response to environmental stress. Studies integrate physiological, genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches.
She has co-ordinated two multidisciplinary EU framework projects on nitrogen use (EUFV SUSTAIN) and water use (EUFVI TRITIMED) in wheat. She has strong international collaborations with CGIAR centre ICARDA. She has built networks with plant science research centres in the Mediterranean region.
She has worked at Rothamsted Research for 14 years after a doctoral degree from the University of Essex in plant physiology under Neil Baker and Steve Long.
She is currently a member of the International Steering Committee of INTERDROUGHT IV, a division leader in the European Society for Agronomy and a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Plant Nutrition.