Tobin Florio

Support Specialist Designing Future Wheat

Tobin provides technical assistance to the germplasm development, glasshouse and field experiments for the Uauy group.

Mapping populations, single seed descent populations, backcrossed Near Isogenic Lines and Recombinant Inbred Lines are developed for trait evaluation in polytunnel and field experiments.

Tobin leads the teams in-field phenotypic data collection and post-harvest assessment of yield component traits, especially grain size, using the MARVIN seed analyser.

Trained as an artist/illustrator, Tobin has recently moved into providing scientific drawings/figures for presentations and manuscripts for the group, but also for the wider wheat community.