Dr Tally Wright

Senior research scientist
01223 342483

Tally is a quantitative geneticist and data analyst working with Dr Keith Gardner, programme leader in quantitative genetics at NIAB. Tally works across a range of ongoing research projects in Cambridge Crop Research division and is involved in the analysis and design of a number of diverse and important NIAB wheat collections.

Tally obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2018, where he was studying under a funded BBSRC PhD studentship built around the theme of ‘Agriculture and Food Security’. He spent his studentship based at NIAB studying photosynthetic diversity in wild wheat species and how this diversity can be harnessed to improve modern wheat. His efforts were recognised in 2018 when he was awarded the PhD MonoGram Early Career Excellence Award.


Wright TIC, Burnett AC, Griffiths H, Kadner M, Powell JS, Oliveira HR, Leigh FJ (2020). Identification of quantitative trait loci relating to flowering time, flag leaf and awn characteristics in a novel Triticum dicoccum mapping population. Plants 9:829.

Mellers G, Aguilera JG, Bird N, Variani Bonato AL, Bonow S, Caierão E, Consoli L, Santana FM, Simmonds J, Steed A, Montan Torres GA, Uauy C, Wright TIC, Scheeren PL, Nicholson P, Cockram J (2020). Genetic characterisation of a wheat association mapping panel relevant to Brazilian breeding using a high-density single nucleotide polymorphism array. G3 (Bethesda) 10:2229–2239.

Wright, TIC (2019). Capturing photosynthetic traits from the progenitors of wheat (Doctoral thesis).

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