Yeorgia is a PhD student in NIAB's Cambridge Crop Science division, working on hybrid wheat. Her main project uses wheat with genes from ancestral species to assess whether the increased genetic diversity has an effect on yield in hybrids. She is also doing a transcriptomics experiment to look at the changes in gene expression in hybrid wheat.
Prior to this Yeorgia attained her undergraduate degree at the University of Reading and completed a six-month placement at NIAB looking at the genetics of wheat roots.
The effects of increased genetic diversity on yield and yield components in a hybrid pre-breeding programme.
Duration: October 2017-2021
Funding: BBSRC DTP iCASE
Supervisor: Dr Phil Howell
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