Crop Molecular Genetics Group Convenor
Cristobal is originally from Chile where he studied agronomy and was fascinated with plants genetics. After a short stint as a junior lecturer, he moved to the US to pursue a PhD in Genetics at the University of California, Davis, with Jorge Dubcovsky.
In 2009, he moved to England to start his group on wheat genetics at the John Innes Centre and as a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge.
His lab uses molecular genetic approaches to dissect the mechanisms underlying yield and quality-related traits (yield components, pre-harvest sprouting and cuticular wax composition). It also continues his work on partial resistance to yellow rust by investigating both pathogen and host. Cristobal is committed to encouraging plant researchers to study crops and facilitate their work through the generation of tools, strategies and open access genetic and genomic resources.
Crop Genetics Department
John Innes Centre
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7UH
Ph: 01603 450195