PhD VACANCY - yellow rust marker-assisted selection

In this PhD project, you will employ state-of-the-art enabling technologies including resistance gene enrichment sequencing coupled to association genetics (AgRenSeq), ‘speed breeding’ and high-throughput phenotyping to discover, characterize and clone yellow rust resistance genes in wheat landraces. In collaboration with our industrial partner, RAGT, you will use marker-assisted selection to transfer the identified resistance genes into elite wheat lines for field testing.