Anna Backhaus is a rotation PhD student of the John Innes Foundation and currently undertaking a project in the Uauy group.
She is studying the role of the transcription factor NAM-B1 in leaf senescence through the characterisation of NAM-B1 mutant lines.
Furthermore, she is using bioinformatic tools to elucidate the genetic network around NAM-B1. Her wider interest is to understand how the genetic code and genome structure control development in wheat.
Previously, Anna has studied Plant Sciences at the University of East Anglia and the University Bonn after which she spent four months working at ICARDA, Morocco.
Outside work, she works on her comic project.