Jiaqian Liu

Visiting Scientist Designing Future Wheat

Jiaqian is a Visiting Scientist from Nanjing Agricultural University in China.

Her research focuses on the functional characterisation of candidate genes in wheat controlling yield and resilience to abiotic or biotic stress.

Her main activities include the design and application of PCR molecular markers to study the prevalence of trait-controlling haplotypes in wheat, obtaining and characterising homozygous TILLING mutants of candidate genes, and engineering and validation of binary vectors for wheat transformation.