Anna Backhaus

Postgraduate Researcher Designing Future Wheat

During her PhD Anna is trying to understand how developmental decisions are encoded in the wheat genome.

Anna is fascinated by how flexible plants can grow and are able to alter their physiology in order to adapt to the local environmental stresses.

Currently, she is trying to understand how the development of the wheat spike is controlled by fine-tuned expression of flowering genes.

Previously, Anna studied Plant Sciences at the University of East Anglia and the University Bonn after which she spent four months working at ICARDA, Morocco.