Welsh Crucible 2019
Andrew obtained a BSc from the University of Adelaide, Australia and went on to complete his PhD at the same institution, receiving a University Doctoral Medal for his research in evolutionary genetics. He has since held postdoctoral positions in France at INRA Versailles, and as a Marie Curie Fellow at Harvard University in the US. Since 2018 he has been a Sêr Cymru II Fellow within the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University.
Andrew is particularly interested in exploring how the many thousands of beneficial traits found in wild populations of crop relatives can more efficiently be incorporated into plant breeding programs, helping to develop a new generation of future-ready crops.