I am interested in using computational approaches to rapidly mine for genes that confer resistance to the devasting Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) pathogen. I work as part of a larger team that aims to introduce robust genetic resistance to ASR in cultivated soybean. During my PhD, I worked on the application and development of tools that allow for rapid mining and characterisation of genes that confer resistance to the devastating wheat rust pathogen. These approaches included both wet lab and glasshouse work in addition to bioinformatics.
Postdoctoral ScientistThe Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2020 - 2021
Postdoctoral ScientistJohn Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
2016 - 2020
Postgraduate ResearcherJohn Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Population genomic analysis of Aegilops tauschii identifies targets for bread wheat improvement