Emilie Knight

Research Assistant Designing Future Wheat

Emilie works as a Research Assistant within the Borrill group. Her role is to ensure the smooth running of the lab, whilst also carrying out her own project(s).

She is currently involved in two separate projects: one investigating compensatory mechanisms of gene expression in wheat and the second studying the effect of knocking-out (by gene editing) a transcription factor involved in senescence.

Prior to joining the Borrill group, Emilie worked on various projects and plant species over seventeen years at the John Innes Centre. Notably, in Prof. Graham Moore’s group, she carried out projects on the PH1 locus and the KR1 crossability locus in wheat, and on the Gametocidal genes from the wild relative Aegilops sharonensis.