Sam works as a research assistant in the Borrill Group. His research focuses on contributing to the understanding of how homoeologue expression is controlled in wheat, through the generation and characterisation of mutant populations. Additionally, he assists with other projects in the group as required.
Before joining the Borrill Group, Sam studied Biology at the University of Southampton, where he discovered a specific interest in plants. He subsequently decided to pursue a Masters’ degree in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement at UEA/JIC. Combined with over two years of industry experience working at KWS, he has a broad experience of field trials, organising crossing blocks and working with large plant populations.