Cereal Genomics

Wheat ear during anthesis
Wheat ear during anthesis

Research aims

In cereal genomics, our aim is to explore and understand cereal genomes, with a focus on wheat.

Cereal Genomics

Our group is involved in developing resources in wheat functional genomics for use by wheat breeders and scientists. This involves wheat genotyping using SNP discovery and gene expression analysis using transcriptomics. Our group is also investigating the organization and function of mismatch repair genes with the specific aim of generating new alleles for the wheat breeders. We are also heavily involved in the wheat genome sequencing project.

Group members

  • Keith Edwards
  • Gary Barker
  • Jane Coghill
  • Ed Byrne
  • Sacha Allen
  • Ken Groom