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Emma Mace

Emma is a sorghum molecular breeder with a strong focus on molecular characterisation of germplasm. For the past decade she has worked on the application of genomics to crop improvement, focusing on molecular breeding in both barley and sorghum.

She is located at the Queensland Government’s Hermitage Research Facility near Warwick. She has held a range of positions in universities and CGIAR centres with a strong focus on molecular characterisation of germplasm.

For the past decade, Emma has worked on the application of genomics to crop improvement, focusing on molecular breeding in both barley and sorghum. She has extensive experience in QTL mapping and gene cloning, in addition to whole genome sequence analysis, and mutant population development. Emma leads molecular breeding components in numerous research projects, working in a multi-disciplinary team focusing on a wide range of important traits.

Emma has published in a range of research areas including sorghum genome architecture, the genetic control of key traits in sorghum and barley, and germplasm characterisation of orphan crops, including groundnut and taro.